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Google Services Eyed to Upgrade Training Delivery for AEWs

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is slowly transforming its digital infrastructure for corporate communications and training delivery services with the use of Google applications via G Suite.

G Suite offers a range of cloud-based productivity tools that enable users to communicate and collaborate in real time. It provides business-grade services through custom email, additional cloud storage, 24/7 customer support, and seamless integration of Google apps such as Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Drive, Calendar, and Meet.

RCEF-RESP Convenes Convergence WS in New Normal

Implementing agencies of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Extension Services Program (RCEF-RESP) convened for a convergence workshop to discuss plans of activities for the new normal.

The workshop served as an avenue for each agency to share updates on the conducted RCEF-RESP activities in the past months and how they dealt with the restraints of the lockdown measures. It also presented an opportunity to synchronize RESP approaches and activities for a more efficient implementation in the field.

Filipina Farmer is ‘Mentor of the Year’ in Women of the Future Southeast Asia Awards

MoCA Family Farm RLearning Center Inc. Gigi Morris and her team of "community builders"

A farmer from Padre Garcia, Batangas is among two Filipinas recognized in this year’s Women of the Future (WOF) Southeast Asia Awards.

Gloria Morris, founder and president of MoCA Family Farm RLearning Center, was named “Mentor of the Year” in the program which aims to build a platform to showcase regional emerging leaders. The winners were announced in an online event streamed via YouTube on June 25.

RCEF Extension Continues in Cagayan Valley with Harmonization, Info Dissemination Efforts

SAN MATEO, Isabela—To improve its extension services for rice farmers in Cagayan Valley, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center II (ATI-RTC II) initiated an inter-agency meeting to harmonize the implementing guidelines for the development of Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSAs) and Farm Schools under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).

Pool of Urban Agri Advocates Keeps Growing

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The number of individuals and groups getting behind the urban agriculture initiative is getting larger as the Department of Agriculture (DA) continues to lead the charge in household-level food production.

“During this lockdown, we saw the importance of food. We learned that it is no joke when it comes to the source of our food. Because of this, the interest in agriculture is starting to grow,” Senator Kiko Pangilinan said during the second episode of Agri Tayo streamed via Facebook last June 25, 2020.

DA’s Urban Agri Project Pushes for Food Security, Enterprise Dev’t

BATASAN HILLS, Quezon City—The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) are pushing for more enterprise development opportunities in support to food security through its Urban Agriculture project.

ATI Officer-in-Charge Assistant Director Rosana Mula had this underscored during the launch of the project and distribution of starter kits under the DA’s “Plant, Plant Plant” Program in Barangay Batasan Hills.

ATI Cagayan Valley Resumes TOT amid COVID-19

SAN MATEO, Isabela – The Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center II (ATI-RTC II) resumes its first batch of Training of Trainers (TOT) on the Production of High-Quality Inbred Rice and Seeds, and Farm Mechanization under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).

The five-day training, scheduled on June 22-26, 2020 at the ATI-RTC II complex, takes off from the first part of the TOT held last March 9 to 14 which was temporarily postponed due to COVID-19 lockdown measures.

Soil Conservation Month Calls for Effective, Responsible Action

To show our country's support to the awareness campaign and advocacy efforts against land degradation, the “Soil Conservation Month” was formulated and is now observed every June.

Created through the Department Order No. 2 series of 1997 by former Agriculture Secretary Salvador Escudero and Administrative Order No. 16 series of 2007 issued by the former Agriculture Secretary Arthur C. Yap, this event promotes the importance of soil and water conservation management in attaining food security for the Filipino people.

Urban Agri Initiative Reaches Quezon City University

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.

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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.