Amulung is a second class municipality in the province of Cagayan with a total corn area of over 6,200 hectares and almost 4,000 corn growers.
With its rich farming endeavors, the local government envisions Amulung to be the center of high-quality agricultural products in Luzon with sustainable, environment-friendly, and globally competitive corn produced by empowered stakeholders. To achieve this, Amulung is pushing further to improve its corn industry by attaining a five percent annual growth rate in production and increasing farmers’ income by five percent annually.
URDANETA CITY, Pangasinan—With one full year since the enactment of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), the Department of Agriculture (DA) and partner agencies, in cooperation with the local governments of Manaoag and Urdaneta, Pangasinan, conducted a national event to commemorate the law’s first anniversary of implementation.
DILIMAN, Quezon City— To evaluate its current procurement processes and strategize on how to fast-track public procurement in an effective and efficient manner, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) personnel revisited the Government Procurement Reform Act (GPRA) in a three-day reorientation activity.
DILIMAN, Quezon City— To encourage more people to venture into farming as a source of healthy food and income for the family, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a one-day free seminar on plant propagation and nursery management of horticultural crops.
The first part of the seminar focused on the methods and techniques of plant propagation and effective nursery management as presented by Dr. Danilo Peñira, a retired professor from the Isabela State University. He emphasized the importance of environmental-friendly crop propagation.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) gathered some 30 representatives from state universities and colleges (SUCs) across the country for a consultative meeting on the implementation of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
The meeting aims to orient SUC officials on their possible role as partners in RCEF program implementation. In her message, Officer-in-Charge Assistant Director Rosana Mula encouraged them to communicate openly to come up with the best partnership initiatives for RCEF.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—On its 33rd year, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is set to further enhance its extension services for Filipino farmers, fishers, and other stakeholders.
With the theme “Vibrant Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Services towards Masaganang Ani and Mataas na Kita,” the Institute commits to adopt innovative extension strategies for the productivity and profitability of its clientele.
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.