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BJMP, ATI Join Forces Towards Urban Food Security

ATI, BJMP MOA-signing for UAP

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Food security is everyone’s concern, including those deprived of liberty. This year, a new partnership between the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) will help address this inclusively.

The BJMP and ATI just strengthened their ties through a Memorandum of Agreement that  warrants BJMP’s vital role in broadening the Urban Agriculture Program (UAP) at the National Capital Region (NCR). 

UN declares 2022 as International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture

The role and contribution of small-scale fishers, fish workers, and aquaculturists to the nation is one of the highlights of this year’s international occasions observed by the United Nations (UN).

Declared as the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA) by the UN General Assembly, 2022 will be an opportunity to showcase the importance of small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture for the nation’s food systems, livelihood, culture, and the environment.

Dar Swears in Mula as ATI Director IV

DILIMAN, Quezon City – After serving as the Officer-in-Charge since September last year, Rosana Mula on Tuesday took oath as the Director IV of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) administered by the Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar.

Mula replaced former director Alfredo Aton, who retired from service in 2021.

After the ceremony, she sat down for a quick dialogue with the Agri Chief on further directives and plans for 2022.

ATI Holds Binhi ng Pag-Asa Program National Year-End Summit

The AgriQuizl Bowl during the BPP's National Year-End Summit 2021

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Intent on recapitulating the learning, experiences, and linkage of the participants throughout this year’s rollout of the Binhi ng Pag-Asa Program (BPP), the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recently conducted the program’s National Year-End Summit last December 16-17, 2021. The activity was attended by youth participants from the five target provinces, who successfully completed the BPP training of trainers, as well as the provincial, city, and municipal trainings. 

New Partnerships Sealed with Caloocan, Quezon City Gardening Communities

Representatives of the Kingspoint Urban Garden and the Livelihood Education and Rehabilitation Center (LERC) together with ATI Officials during the MOA-signing Event

DILIMAN, Quezon City – More and more groups in Metro Manila join the advocacy towards community-based initiatives for food security in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic. Two new community-based organizations just onboarded the ATI Urban Agriculture Program (UAP) in the National Capital Region through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Signing event.

Young Agripreneurs Introduce Outstanding, Innovative Agribusiness Opportunities

DILIMAN, Quezon City – As the Youth in Agripreneurship Program (YAP) commenced this year, some young agripreneurs from selected regions in the country introduced outstanding and innovative agribusiness ideas, which are recognized and now provided with support.

Initiated by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Program seeks to holistically empower the youth into the sector and shape them to be partners for advancement.

Youth Agri Connect Pilot Batch to Help Amplify Voice for Fellow Youth

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Some 25 student members of the Agriculture Students Association of the Philippines (ASAP) are now equipped to further amplify the voice of the youth in agriculture after being trained on social media content creation and video production through the first ever Youth AgriConnect-Skills and Campaign Development Workshop.

Expanded DA Budget Critical to Recovery

Secretary Dar on the expanded DA budget

An economist-lawmaker is pushing for an additional P12 billion funds for the Department of Agriculture (DA) for 2022, saying that its expansion is critical to economic recovery.

Albay Rep. Joey Salceda on Monday boosted DA Secretary William Dar’s request for an additional budget, citing the significance of the expanded programs in making the price of key commodities such as meat and vegetables “stable.”

Rice Farmer in Bukidnon Pushes for Value Addition, Sustainable Farming

Engallado's barquirice

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Bukidnon-based agripreneur Nick Jay Arr Engallado continues to bring rice production and processing up a notch with another product innovation in the offing.

In a radio interview, Engallado revealed a new product line is coming to add to an already wide variety of rice-based products from Engallado’s Nature Farm and Natural Food Products located in Brgy. Tongantongan, Valencia City. Some of their most sought-after products are barquirice, rice buttons, rice cookies, rice coffee blends, piaya, and merengue.


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.