Jenny Rose B. Gabao

Dar Pushes for Modernization of Rice Industry thru RCEF

Secretary William Dar during his first anniversary in office.

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Marking his first anniversary in office, Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar addressed the nation with his State of the Philippine Agriculture Report.

Dar emphasized the plans and strategies on the implementation of different programs for the sector. These include modernization which aims for the utilization and promotion of new and appropriate technologies in farming and fisheries.

DA, ATI Bring RCEF Extension Updates in Virtual Presser

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Task Group on Food Security of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) held a virtual presser where Department of Agriculture (DA) Assistant Secretary Noel Reyes and Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Assistant Director Rosana Mula gave updates on the training and extension services under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).

RCEF Training Programs Ready for New Normal

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.

RCEF Extension Continues in Cagayan Valley with Harmonization, Info Dissemination Efforts

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).

ATI Cagayan Valley Resumes TOT amid COVID-19

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.


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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