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Binhi ng Pag-Asa Program Provincial Trainings: Proliferating the Advocacy of Local Youth Empowerment and Agripreneurship

Some of the youth participants during one of the training session.

DILIMAN, Quezon City — The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), through its Regional Training Centers (RTCs), spearheaded the roll-out of Provincial Trainings in five target provinces last August 2 to 25, 2021. A total of eight training batches were conducted in Nueva Ecija, Albay, Camarines Sur, Aklan, and Davao de Oro.

30 Young Farmers to Undergo Internship in Taiwan, Urged to Start Agribusiness Upon Return

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Having completed their Online Pre-Departure Orientation Course, the first batch of Filipino young farmer interns are bound to explore more global farm insights and practices as they leave the country for an 11-month intensive internship program in Taiwan.

ATI, Knowledge Channel Consult Teachers Nationwide for AgriKids

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Over 100 principals and teachers from 37 schools nationwide are now looking forward to bringing agriculture closer to the hearts of their students through the “AgriKids Digital Learning Resources for Future Farmers.” This is after taking part in the nationwide consultation series held for the project last month.

Mula Named New Director of ATI

ATI Director Rosana Mula

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is poised to take on new and more focused initiatives to improve its training and advisory services in line with the OneDA Reform Agenda as it welcomes the leadership of newly designated Director Rosana Mula.

Through Special Order No. 629, Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar designated Mula as Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Director of the ATI, following the retirement of Director Alfredo Aton. Aton served as the head of the agency for about two years starting 2019. 

POLO Japan and ATI collaborate for the Government’s Reintegration Program for OFWs

POLO-ATI Webinar on Swine Production

For second year in a row, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, collaborates with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in conducting a two-part webinar for the Filipinos overseas. 

Held on August 15, 2021, the first part of the webinar was entitled “Hanep Buhay sa Hanep Baboy Para sa Hanep na Pinoy”. It was a three-hour activity attended by 65 Zoom registered participants composed of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from different countries, and about 70 live viewers over Facebook. 

Former OFW Finds Sustainable Agribusiness in Dairy Goats

Randy Valerio of R.O. Valerio Dairy Farm shares goat-raising practices

DILIMAN, Quezon City—An agripreneur based in Bacolor, Pampanga is encouraging other entrepreneurs to start raising and breeding goats for milk production as it is slowly becoming a “sunrise” industry.

Randy Valerio of R.O. Valerio Dairy Farm has, in fact, developed a scheme that will ensure productivity and success in dairy goat farming.

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