EAsY Agri Program Provides Scholarship to Hundreds of Youth

RTC-VII Orientation and Briefing Program for EAsY Agri

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Adhering to the call of the Agriculture Secretary William Dar to engage the youth in the agriculture sector, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) crafted the Educational Assistance for the Youth: Degree Courses in Agriculture, and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (EAsY Agri). This is a scholarship program intended to support children of small-scale farmers and fishers in the country.

MPM-RD Scholarship Caps Off Batch 4

ATI Information Officer III Yovina-Claire Pauig receives her diploma in Masters in Public Management, Major in Rural Development from DAP President and CEO Atty. Engelbert Caronan, Jr., MNSA. (photo by Jeremy Agsawa)

TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite—As part of the efforts to improve institutional linkages of government agencies for better governance and sustainability of rural situation, the scholarship on Masters in Public Management, Major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) was granted to another batch of students.

A total of 114 government employees engaged in rural development work from the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) were part of this fourth and latest leg of the scholarship program.

MPM-RD to Produce More Graduates, Train More Scholars

Some of the scholars of MPM-RD's 3rd Batch

The Master in Public Management major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) is an 18-month scholarship program that seeks to foster the rural development initiatives in the Philippines. The program scholars are permanent employees from three major rural development-oriented government agencies namely: Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Department of Agriculture (DA). Scholars are purposefully selected to stand as informed development managers who will help in decision-making for an efficient implementation of countryside development.

Opportunities at ATI

OPPORTUNITIES. The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those with stout (courageous and determined) hearts and sharp swords. It only comes once. And the moment it comes, you have to grab it – for it may never come back. The Department of Agriculture thru the Agricultural Training Institute RTC IV-B (MIMAROPA) provides opportunities to everyone, especially to the younger generation, to pursue their dreams by studying agriculture-related courses.

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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