QUEZON CITY, Philippines – To revitalize and sustain the pivotal role of Rural Based Organizations (RBO) as strong partners in the advancement of agriculture sector amidst the “new normal” circumstances, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) spearheaded a virtual meeting on Revitalizing Support to RBO.
The twin goals of the meeting include: updating the RBO’s about existing programs and interventions of Department of Agriculture (DA) and ATI amidst new normal; and planning and consultation on the direction of their organizations for the upcoming year 2021.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Rural-based organizations (RBOs) are proactive partners of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in uplifting lives, especially in the grassroots level.
To further shape this role, 4-H Club and RBO focal persons, together with selected RBO national officers, of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) drew up programs and projects for 2019. These include the capacity-enhancement for various RBOs, a farm family congress, and youth agri-skills development programs, among others.
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.