NASUGBU, Batangas—Residents in Sitio Palico, Barangay Bilaran in Nasugbu, Batangas are now getting good harvests from the community garden established under the joint efforts of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Army (PA) through the “Plant, Plant, Plant” and Army Green Camp programs, respectively.
Catheryn M. Villorente
TANTANGAN, South Cotabato—To further enhance the e-Learning component of the e-Extension Program for Agriculture and Fisheries, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has forged a partnership with the Sultan Kudarat State University (SKSU) for the delivery of the Smart Course on Halal-compliant Goat Farming.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The efficiency and productivity of the Institute’s workforce are expected to advance as 87 personnel from the central office and its network of training centers took part in the Google Workspace End User Training.
Formerly known as G Suite, Google Workspace is a collection of cloud computing, productivity, and collaboration tools, software, and products developed and marketed by the tech giant. This includes custom email address for business and collaboration tools such as Gmail, Calendar, Chat, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Sites, among others.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The e-Learning Program for Agriculture and Fisheries reached a new milestone amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it recorded over 112,000 enrollees in 2020.
With the implementation of the community lockdowns during the onset of the pandemic last year, the ATI intensified its campaign to engage agriculture stakeholders and enthusiasts to sign up and enroll in the free e-Learning courses. The goal is to help individuals access various information resources on agri-fishery technologies without sacrificing their health and safety.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—To influence young Filipino students to engage in backyard farming and other agriculture-related activities, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has partnered with the Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI) for the development of AgriCOOLture videos.
DILIMAN, Quezon City— The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), has partnered with four barangays in Caloocan and Quezon cities for the establishment of “Greenhouse Village” in support to the urban agriculture initiative of the “Plant, Plant, Plant” Program.
Key ATI officials signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with representatives from barangays 179 and 180 in Caloocan, and Payatas and Tandang Sora in Quezon City which will serve as pilot areas for this undertaking.
Extension services continue to evolve. With the challenges that extension workers and farmers face, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore various strategies to improve its efforts as the extension and training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In over 30 years, the ATI has celebrated various successes and learned from the lessons during hard times. Nonetheless, we are proud to be standing the test of time through the support of our partners and the clientele themselves. This is the ATI Today, more committed to bring you extension services beyond boundaries.