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ATI, Smart Team Up for Urban Gardening Web Series

Tips and techniques on backyard gardening are offered on a web series produced by Smart Communications, Inc., in partnership with the Agricultural Training Institute.

Through the online show “Kalye Mabunga,” agriculture enthusiasts and backyard farmers can learn how to plant a variety of backyard crops and herbs, and how to cook these into healthy dishes at home.

Moreover, topics on nutrition, plant growth cycle, and some do-it-yourself agri projects will also be highlighted in different episodes hosted by Emmanuel Angeles of Twenty Manila.

DA, ATI Bring RCEF Extension Updates in Virtual Presser

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Task Group on Food Security of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) held a virtual presser where Department of Agriculture (DA) Assistant Secretary Noel Reyes and Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Assistant Director Rosana Mula gave updates on the training and extension services under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).

ATI Calabarzon holds TOT on RCEF under New Normal

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - In support to the Republic Act No. 11203 otherwise known as the "Rice Tariffication Law," the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in Calabarzon rolls out the first Training of Trainers (TOT) on Rice Competitive Enhancement Fund (RCEF).

The training follows the standard protocols on social distancing, wearing of masks and frequent hand washing to ensure prime health and safety of the participants and trainers.

RCEF Info Caravan Boasts First-Ever 4-Province Simulcast Radio Broadcast, YouTube Stream

PILI, Camarines Sur- In response to the prohibition of mass gathering in light of Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute has redesigned the conduct of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Information Caravan to attune to the new normal.

Learning Never Stops, Urban Agri Practitioners Say

Agri Tayo with Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, Mylene Dizon, and experts from ATI and BPI.

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Practitioners of urban agriculture in the country are stressing the importance of having the willingness to learn proper seed-to-table techniques as key to productive farming at home.

“You will always reap something from gardening, whether good or bad… This is a learning experience for everybody, and there are so many resources out there available for us to learn from,” celebrity farmer Mylene Dizon said.

In the third episode of Agri Tayo, dubbed as “Meet Your (Urban) Garden II”, Dizon called on everyone to start urban gardening now.

RCEF Training Programs Ready for New Normal

As the training arm of the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Centers (ATI-RTCs), in coordination with partner agencies, continue to rollout activities while observing safety measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are happy to announce that the RCEF program components remain in full swing, despite the restrictions brought about by the community quarantine. Now, more than ever, our farmers need RCEF and similar support to help them bounce back,” Agriculture Secretary Dar said.

Let children experience farming – ATI

PAYATAS, Quezon City—Officials from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) are calling for communities and households to practice urban agriculture for easy access to nutritious food and to foster the involvement of their children through family farming.

“Urban agriculture also aims to teach nutrition among children and involve them in the practice of family farming especially now that there are no classes in schools,” ATI-Partnerships and Accreditation Division chief Renato Dela Cruz said.


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.