The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is now accepting applicants for the Filipino Young Farmers Internship Program in Taiwan. The program is in partnership with Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines (TECO) to enhance existing relations through a youth exchange program that will focus on modern agricultural and fisheries techniques, marketing strategies and mechanisms, cooperative management and enhancement of competencies, discipline and values, among others.
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QUEZON CITY – In support to the Department of Agriculture’s advocacy to entice the Filipino youth in leaning towards agriculture, 223 scholars from all over the country were recruited and accepted under the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) newest scholarship program - the Educational Assistance for the Youth: Degree Courses in Agriculture, and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering or the EAsY Agri Program.
QUEZON CITY ---- The Department of Agriculture (DA) took a major leap in its effort to involve the youth in agriculture as it launched another program seen to empower the younger generation on agribusiness.
Dubbed as the Kabataan sa Pagpapaunlad ng Agrikultura at Pangingisda (K-PAP) Program, the KPAP aims to produce young leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs in the agriculture and fisheries sector. It will provide appropriate interventions and create opportunities to develop the capacities of the youth and encourage them youth to venture in agriculture and entrepreneurship.
MAKATI CITY -- Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI), represented by Assistant Director Rosana P. Mula, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines (TECO), through Ambassador Michael Pieyung, enhancing the existing friendly relations between the agriculture and fishery authorities.
Some former trainees of the Agricultural Training Institute’s Young Filipino Farm Leaders Training Program in Japan (YFFLTPJ) are now part of the Agricultural and Fishery Youthpreneurs Council (AFYC), initiated by the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF).
With their agri-fishery experience in the country and in Japan, the young farmers are expected to contribute in building social enterprises as members of the AFYC.
BATASAN HILLS, Quezon City–The Quezon City University (QCU) is now one with the Department of Agriculture (DA) in mainstreaming urban farming among students and faculty members.
Supported by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), QCU launched an urban agriculture project in the Batasan Hills Campus to aid DA in providing more avenues for students to appreciate the value of farming and consider a career in agriculture.
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.