Livestock and poultry play a crucial role in the growth of the agriculture sector, contributing to about 23 percent of the sector’s gross value added (GVA). In the second quarter of 2021, the poultry subsector also logged a 2.5 percent growth rate and remains a “major bright spot” for spurring agricultural growth.
Julrose H. Dela Torre
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Over 100 principals and teachers from 37 schools nationwide are now looking forward to bringing agriculture closer to the hearts of their students through the “AgriKids Digital Learning Resources for Future Farmers.” This is after taking part in the nationwide consultation series held for the project last month.
CONCEPCION UNO, Marikina City—As the country embraces the new normal, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore partnerships to better serve the agri-fishery clientele, including those in the education sector.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Twenty six staff of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and agricultural extension workers (AEWs) from MIMAROPA, Bicol, and Eastern Visayas were capacitated as future trainers in implementing KlimAgrikultura, a manual that guides farmers in using climate information to improve decision-making in the farm.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—As a proposed bill that champions the needs of agricultural extension workers (AEWs) continues to find its way in the national legislative priorities, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) widens its doors for more dialogues to further enhance the said policy initiative.
QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—In response to the declining number of youth interested in farming, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) launched “AgriKids: Illustrate, Formulate, and Demonstrate.”
The project is made possible in partnership with the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation. It aims to promote the importance of agriculture not only to children but also to every Filipino household.
|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.|