As I write this blog, I am already at my office desk. The work-from-home scheme was already up since our province is no longer on enhanced community quarantine; rather, it’s on general beginning May 1 to 31, 2020 where agriculture, fisheries, and forestry sectors may resume full operations.
However, being in general community quarantine means that the movement of people is largely limited to “accessing necessities and work” while uniformed personnel and quarantine officers are present at border checkpoints.
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.