Recent News

Digital Literacy Continues for Farmers Across Regions

More farmers are taking on the challenge to become future-ready as they participate in the first level of the Digital Farmers Program (DFP), the DFP 101.

After the conduct of the DFP 101 Master Trainers’ Bootcamp in June 2020, the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) network of training centers resumed to reaching more farmers and youth towards creating a digitally enabled farming environment.

ATI Retains FOI-compliant Status for 2019

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DILIMAN, Quezon City—For the second year in a row, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has been certified as “fully compliant” to the enhanced Freedom of Information (FOI) requirements set by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Harmonization of National Government Performance Monitoring Information, and Reporting Systems, also known as Task Force Administrative Order 25, s. 2011.

Call for Proposals

The Agricultural Training Institute invites the private sector and state universities and colleges to submit a proposal for the Young Filipino Farm Leaders Training Program in Japan (YFFLTPJ) Tracer Study.

DA Chief Chosen as “Asia CEO 2020” Awardee for Public Sector

Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar was chosen as the “Lifetime Contributor” awardee for the public sector by the board of judges of Asia CEO Awards 2020, which recognizes leaders for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the country as a whole.

Richard Mills, chair of the award-giving body, said Secretary Dar is cited for his leadership and unwavering efforts to transform Philippine agriculture into a dynamic high-growth sector.

Project PEARLS, DA, ATI Partner for COVID-19 Hunger Relief Program

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – To sustain the goal of supporting children and families whose lives and livelihoods have been sternly affected by the pandemic, Project PEARLS has partnered with the Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in the implementation of the COVID-19 Hunger Relief Program in selected communities in Bulacan, Cavite, and Manila.

Vegetarian Awareness Month Showcases Benefits of Plant-based Diet

This October, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) joins the world in celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month and supports Filipino consumers in exploring plant-based options for diet and nutrition.

Vegetarian Awareness Month is observed in different countries every year, as it kicks off with World Vegetarian Day on October 1 and ends with World Vegan Day on November 1. World Vegetarian Day was founded in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978.

Urban Agri Beneficiaries Trained on Vegetable Seed Production

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DILIMAN, Quezon City—To capacitate the beneficiaries of the “Plant, Plant, Plant” program in producing quality seeds of vegetables, legumes, and herbs and spices, the Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), conducted a three-day training on vegetable seed production.

Learning in the New Normal: QCU, ATI Conduct a Three-Part Webinar Series on Urban Agriculture

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QUEZON CITY, Philippines – In the midst of all the pandemic challenges, the Quezon City University (QCU), in partnership with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), utilized an alternative form of learning to capacitate some of QCU students and personnel in growing safe and nutritious food within their homes.

UP Jeepney Drivers’ Association Gears Up for Urban Gardening

DILIMAN, Quezon City— Members of the UP Jeepney Drivers’ Association in Quezon City are now ready to shift gears and start a new venture to support their livelihood amid the pandemic.

This is after receiving free urban agriculture starter kits from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) under the “Plant, Plant, Plant” Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA).


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.