Catheryn M. Villorente

Young Farmers Get Certified on Organic Agriculture Production

MAJAYJAY, Laguna – Twenty young farmers of the 2016 batch of the Young Filipino Farmers’ Training Program in Japan (YFFTPJ) passed with flying colors the latest Enhancement and Assessment on Organic Agriculture (OA) Production National Certificate II (NC II).

The training, conducted by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in cooperation with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), was held as part of the Institute’s efforts to continually capacitate these young farmers even after their 11-month training in Japan.

Free Seminar Raises Interest on Fruit Wine-Making

DILIMAN, Quezon City — Grapes are not the only fruits that could be made into a good wine as cashew, dragon fruit, guava, mango, pineapple, and many others can also be used.

Highlighting the economic potential of Philippine fruits, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a free seminar on wine-making last September 8, 2017 at the ATI Serrano Hall. It was attended by around 170 participants from different regions including Metro Manila, CALABARZON, and Central Luzon and provinces like Antique, Isabela, Pangasinan, and Western Samar.

TienDA Farmers and Fisherfolks Outlet Opens in ATI Grounds

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Shoppers from Metro Manila flocked the stalls of around 90 farmers and agricultural organizations during the two-day “TienDA Farmers and Fisherfolk Outlet” at the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Compound.

Spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture (DA), TienDA features fresh fruits, vegetables, rice, and other agricultural and fishery products from different farms nationwide sold at farm gate prices. This new marketing scheme ensures that farmers’ products can be directly sold to the consumers in urban areas without the intervention of middlemen.

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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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