Catheryn M. Villorente

Gawad Saka Awardee Promotes Opportunities in Coconut

Boy Cordero of GerNil's Farm in South Cotabato

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Known as the “tree of life,” coconut is a source of many products and by-products that are essential to human life, thus, opening many agribusiness opportunities to Filipinos. 

To showcase the potential of coconut farming and processing, Gawad Saka awardee Gerardo “Boy” Cordero shared practices that can increase the income of coconut farmers in the country.

Adlai Re-introduced on Air


DILIMAN, Quezon City—To enhance the promotion of food staples in the country, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) showcased on its radio program the indigenous crop adlai. 

Dr. Ruben Caligner, the “Adlai King” of Davao Occidental, talked about farming practices for adlai on the latest episode of “Agri Asenso” on DZRH. He is the owner of the STS ILP Agri Farm, an ATI-certified Learning Site for Agriculture.

Gov’t Agencies Join Forces to Assist Balikbayans


DILIMAN, Quezon City—In line with the national government’s thrust to provide alternative sources of livelihood for returning overseas Filipinos amid the pandemic, the Office of the Agricultural Attaché in Tokyo, Japan conducted an agri-negosyo webinar. 

The virtual event was held for overseas Filipinos from all sectors, particularly displaced and repatriated workers, retirees, young agripreneurs, and hobbyists.

Agri Interns for Taiwan Delve into Google Workspace

DILIMAN, Quezon City—To enhance the digital know-how of the accepted interns for the Filipino Young Farmers Internship Program (FYFIP) in Taiwan, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) spearheaded a half-day end-user training on Google Workspace (GWS).

A total of 47 FYFIP interns took part in the activity where they learned the different features and key capabilities of GSW core applications.  

Institutionalization of Social Entrepreneurship Pushed for PH Agriculture


DILIMAN, Quezon City—To accelerate the growth of Philippine agriculture, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has partnered with the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA) to promote social entrepreneurship among farmers, youth, and other stakeholders. 

ISEA is a learning and action network set up by social enterprises and social enterprise resource institutions and scholars to catalyze knowledge creation, capacity development, and movement-building for social entrepreneurship in Asia.


ATI Today

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.  


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