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Gawad Saka Guidelines Revised for 2019, Ceremony for 2017 Awardees Rescheduled

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—To come up with a more relevant and objective search, the Gawad Saka committees convened to refine the guidelines in the selection and awarding of achievers in agriculture and fisheries.

A total of 65 regional coordinators, National Technical Committee (NTC) chairpersons, and staff of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) who serve as the national secretariat for the Search gathered for an entire day of workshop for the new guidelines.

ATI Jumpstarts Career Development Program for AEWs

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—With the crucial role of agricultural extension workers (AEWs) in the sustainable growth of the sector, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), through its Career Development and Management Division (CDMD), conducted a technical guidance session to ensure their continual professional growth.

Some 25 staff of the ATI-CDMD and Human Resource Management Unit participated in the two-day activity, which mainly familiarized them on the basics of creating a career development program.

ATI Joins 2018 National Women's Month Celebration

The Agricultural Training Institute joins the celebration of the National Women's Month with the theme "We Make Change Work for Women."

Led by the Philippine Commission on Women, this year's celebration aims inform and engage women as stakeholders of government programs and services​. This is to promote citizen-centric governance and make “change” a conscious effort to know, understand, and provide what​ all​ citizens need​.

Free Seminar Offers Hands-on Learning on Organic Concoctions

DILIMAN, Quezon City—In its continuous effort to promote organic farming both in rural and urban areas, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a free seminar on making organic concoctions.

Luis Bausa, Farm and Training Manager of the Duran Farm Agribusiness and Training Center in San Ildefonso, Bulacan, served as the resource person during the seminar. He gave some tips on making various concoctions, natural attractants, and plant extracts which can be used as fertilizer and organic pesticides for plants.

18 Young Farmers Complete Training in Japan

DILIMAN, Quezon City–Equipped with new knowledge and skills in farming, 18 young Filipino farmers are now ready to blaze the trail in agriculture after an intensive 11-month training with Japanese host farmers.

These young farmers comprise Batch 2017 of the Young Filipino Farmers’ Training Program in Japan (YFFTPJ), which the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) implements in partnership with Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Japan Agricultural Exchange Council.

Disaster Risk Management Training for ATI Employees Continues

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Pursuant to Republic Act 10121, or the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to improve its disaster response management measures.

In line with this, two training activities were held for selected ATI employees, namely, the Incident Command System (ICS) Training and Ladderized Training on Emergency Response (Level II).

Preparatory Course for 2018 YFFTPJ Kicks Off

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Twenty three young farmers from all over the country are now gearing up for an intensive 11-month on-farm training in Japan.

As part of the Young Filipino Farmers’ Training Program in Japan (YFFTPJ), these individuals will be given the opportunity to enhance their farming skills and gain new knowledge on different technologies in agriculture.

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), as the implementer of the program, welcomed this year’s batch of trainees as the Pre-departure Orientation Course (PDOC) officially kicked off.

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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.