DILIMAN, Quezon City—The e-Learning Program for Agriculture and Fisheries reached a new milestone amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it recorded over 112,000 enrollees in 2020.
With the implementation of the community lockdowns during the onset of the pandemic last year, the ATI intensified its campaign to engage agriculture stakeholders and enthusiasts to sign up and enroll in the free e-Learning courses. The goal is to help individuals access various information resources on agri-fishery technologies without sacrificing their health and safety.
DILIMAN, Quezon City – Key legislative officials and family farming-related organizations in the country commended the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) for leading the development of a ten-year national roadmap for family farming.
According to the Department of Health, heart diseases such as rheumatic fever, hypertension, and the buildup of fats, cholesterol, and other substances in and on the artery wall are among the leading causes of death in the Philippines.
In this regard, the government, through Proclamation No. 1096, series 1973, declared February of every year as the Philippine Heart Month to raise awareness on how urgent it is to attend to the growing prevalence of heart disease cases in the country.
AURORA PROVINCE -- The School-on-the Air on Smart Rice Agriculture (SOA-SRA) regional technical working group (RTWG) composed of Agricultural Training Institute-Central Luzon (ATI-CL), Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office III, Philippine Rice Research Institute, Aurora State College of Technology, and Office of the Provincial Agriculturist-Aurora convened on February 4, 2021 through an online meeting for the implementation of the program.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—To provide continuous access to information on agriculture and fisheries, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has launched a weekly radio program in partnership with the Manila Broadcasting Company.
Dubbed as “Agri Asenso”, the program aims to raise the awareness and appreciation of the general public, especially those in urbanized areas, towards agriculture. Applicable farming practices, agribusiness ideas, and success stories of Filipino farmers will be featured to help boost the country’s agri-fishery industries.
NORALA, SOUTH COTABATO – ATI-Regional Training Center XII headed by Center Director Abdul I. Daya-an attended an RCEF-FFS Harvest Festival organized by B.E.S.T. College of Polomolok, Inc., one of ATI RTC XII’s accredited Learning Site for Agriculture and TESDA's accredited Farm School.
Held last January 9, 2021 at Brgy. Puti, Norala, South Cotabato, the event featured the 50 farmer graduates of Farmers' Field School under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). Gracing the event were TESDA representative Joel Aldea and Edmund Amigo from Local Government Unit of Norala.
LIPA CITY, BATANGAS -- Agriculture Secretary William Dar visited recently one of the community beneficiaries of the “Stables and Greens: Agri-Livestock Integrated Support to COVID-19- Prone Areas” (ALIS-COVID), a collaborative project of the Agricultural Training Institute -International Training Center on Pig Husbandry (ATI-ITCPH), East-West Seed, and the Local Government of Lipa City, Batangas. This project was launched in 2020 in support of the ‘Plant, Plant, Plant’ program of the Department of Agriculture.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—To influence young Filipino students to engage in backyard farming and other agriculture-related activities, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has partnered with the Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. (KCFI) for the development of AgriCOOLture videos.
SAN ANTONIO, Quezon – In support to the Department of Agriculture's ‘One DA’ holistic approach,” the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CALABARZON in partnership with accredited regional Extension Service Provider (ESP), MoCa Family Farm RLearning Center conducted the first batch of “Training on Drip Irrigation for Improved Crop Production” on February 1 to 5, 2021. The training is one of the Institute's strategies to attain Bayanihan Agri Clusters or Farm Clustering strategy in the region.
QUEZON CITY —- The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) participated recently in the “2021 Resilient Eco-Agri Tourism Travel and Trade Exhibit”, organized by the Soroptimist International of Nova Central and Urban Green Communes.
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.