Erika Z. Vizcarra

ATI’s ‘Going Mobile’ Project Nominated in World Summit Awards 2018

PHILIPPINES—“Going Mobile: Making e-Learning for Agriculture & Fisheries More Accessible”, a project of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), is one of the three nominees for best national digital solution from the Philippines for the World Summit Awards (WSA) 2018.

The project aims to offer e-Learning courses through mobile learning or m-Learning. This is so that the course content can become more adaptive to smart devices, thus, making it more accessible to the learners.

Mula Named New Director of ATI

ATI Director Rosana Mula

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is poised to take on new and more focused initiatives to improve its training and advisory services in line with the OneDA Reform Agenda as it welcomes the leadership of newly designated Director Rosana Mula.

Through Special Order No. 629, Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar designated Mula as Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Director of the ATI, following the retirement of Director Alfredo Aton. Aton served as the head of the agency for about two years starting 2019. 

Former OFW Finds Sustainable Agribusiness in Dairy Goats

Randy Valerio of R.O. Valerio Dairy Farm shares goat-raising practices

DILIMAN, Quezon City—An agripreneur based in Bacolor, Pampanga is encouraging other entrepreneurs to start raising and breeding goats for milk production as it is slowly becoming a “sunrise” industry.

Randy Valerio of R.O. Valerio Dairy Farm has, in fact, developed a scheme that will ensure productivity and success in dairy goat farming.

Former Agri Official Promotes Opportunities in Cassava

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Because of its ability to thrive even in the most unfavorable conditions, cassava is now seen not only as a major staple food but also as a food security crop.

This is one of the highlights of the teleradyo interview with former national corn program director and now full-time farmer, Lorenzo Caranguian. The interview aired July 10 on “Agri Asenso”, the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) program on DZRH.

Fish Farmer in Abra Shares Prospects in Polyculture

Danilo Trongco at DJ’s Farm

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Polyculture can help local fish producers maximize the utilization of their ponds and cater to the expanding consumer demand, according to a practitioner in Lagangilang, Abra.

Danilo Trongco, owner of DJ’s Farm in Brgy. Nagtupacan, said in a radio interview that polyculture fish production, or the simultaneous culture of two or more non-competing fish species, is more productive and profitable compared with monoculture.

Farming Champions Talk Innovation, Passion on ‘Agri Asenso’

Elnard Ympal

DILIMAN, Quezon City—In line with the celebration of the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk Month, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) puts the spotlight on farmers and fishers for their outstanding contributions and performance in the agri-fishery sector through its radio program, “Agri Asenso”.

For the first two Saturdays of May, Gawad Saka outstanding high value crop farmer Greggy Saljay and outstanding young farmer Elnard Ympal talked about their respective innovations on integrated, diversified, and organic farming.

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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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