Greetings from the Agricultural Training Institute!
As the year comes to an end, let us thank you all for your support to our efforts in providing excellent extension services beyond boundaries. We hope that our partnership will continue to flourish and bring more opportunities for farmers and fishers to increase productivity and income in the years to come.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—To accelerate the development of the Philippine agriculture and fisheries sector, the Department of Agriculture (DA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippine Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers (PSABE), and the Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (AMMDA) inked a partnership for a mechanization skills enhancement program.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to strengthen the Techno Gabay Program (TGP) as a knowledge management initiative and a mechanism in enhancing access to up-to-date information and new agricultural technologies in the countryside.
MANILA—The e-Learning for Agriculture and Fisheries program, which is managed by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), was awarded as finalist in the Government Best Practice Recognition (GBPR) program of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) for 2019.
The recognition highlights the program’s important role in enhancing access to agricultural knowledge in the Philippines, especially in this digital age. Information Services Division (ISD) chief Antonieta Arceo and Information Technology Officer Joeven Calasagsag received the award on behalf of the Institute.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—With its mission to empower and build capacities of agriculture and fisheries stakeholders for sustainable development, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted over 20 free seminars in 2019.
Spearheaded by the Partnerships and Accreditation Division (PAD), the seminar series on crops, livestock, fisheries, and urban agriculture has benefited thousands of attendees from all over the country.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—To boost the efforts of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to promote urban agriculture as an easy household activity and a source of healthy, nutritious, and safe food, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a harvest festival in its demo farm.
With the theme "Gulayan sa Bakuran, Kayamanan ng Bawat Tahanan,” the event gave ATI employees the opportunity to pick and take home fresh vegetables such as lettuce, pechay, ampalaya, and herbs from the “ATIng Gulayan ng DA” demo farm.
Training efforts are continuously being rolled out for farmers through the Rice Extension Services Program (RESP), a key component of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
Since the implementation of the RESP, 99 training (77 completed, 22 ongoing) have been extended to regional focals, agricultural extension workers, farmers and farm workers including members of cooperatives and associations.
CULION, Palawan—To strengthen the implementation of the initiatives and strategies for the different agricultural sub-sectors, banner program coordinators from the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) network convened to develop plans for 2021.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—To provide knowledge in successful mushroom farming technologies, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) offered a free seminar showcasing cultivation practices and processing of various species of this commodity.
Among the species commonly cultivated are straw and oyster mushrooms. To provide tips on how to successfully grow these, Marilou Facun, mushroom grower and owner of the Tingtano Integrated Farm, served as resource person during the seminar.
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.