As the training arm of the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Centers (ATI-RTCs), in coordination with partner agencies, continue to rollout activities while observing safety measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are happy to announce that the RCEF program components remain in full swing, despite the restrictions brought about by the community quarantine. Now, more than ever, our farmers need RCEF and similar support to help them bounce back,” Agriculture Secretary Dar said.
SAN MATEO, Isabela—To improve its extension services for rice farmers in Cagayan Valley, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center II (ATI-RTC II) initiated an inter-agency meeting to harmonize the implementing guidelines for the development of Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSAs) and Farm Schools under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
SAN MATEO, Isabela – The Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center II (ATI-RTC II) resumes its first batch of Training of Trainers (TOT) on the Production of High-Quality Inbred Rice and Seeds, and Farm Mechanization under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
The five-day training, scheduled on June 22-26, 2020 at the ATI-RTC II complex, takes off from the first part of the TOT held last March 9 to 14 which was temporarily postponed due to COVID-19 lockdown measures.
With quarantine and social distancing protocols in place, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is now offering distance learning platforms as it continues its training programs for rice farmers under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
This Policy Brief presents the results of an evaluation study on the Establishment of Learning Sites (LS) Program in Luzon and Visayas. It was conducted by the Agricultural Training Institute, in partnership with Dr. Romeo Santos and Mr. Bienvenido Manzares, Jr. The study focused on evaluating the program design, implementation, and outcomes.
An assessment study was conducted to assess the concept, implementation, and result of the Extension Service Providers (ESP) accreditation program. This step was also made to help improve the program’s management. Results suggested that there is a mutual benefit between the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and ESPs.
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.