QUEZON CITY -- A former two-term Marikina councilor and newbie to the agricultural industry is on a mission to eradicate ‘gawat’ - the Ilocano word for ‘scarcity’ - one farm at a time through Our Farm Republic (OFR). OFR is an integrated, diversified, organic farm in Mangatarem, Pangasinan, which promotes modern techniques and best practices among rice farmers through the support of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
Deadline has been extended to March 15, 2021.
The Agricultural Training Institute invites the private sector and state universities and colleges to submit a proposal for the Young Filipino Farm Leaders Training Program in Japan (YFFLTPJ) Tracer Study.
To help more Filipino farmers adapt to the digital shift brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, wireless services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and the Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) have taken their Digital Farmers Program (DFP) training series to the digital space.
The Department of Agriculture (DA), Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), and the PCCI Human Resources Development Foundation will jointly develop and implement the Pre-Employment Enterprise-Based Training (PET) Program in Agriculture Qualifications starting on January 25, 2021.
Agriculture Secretary William Dar, PCCI President Benedicto Yujuico, and PCCI Human Resources Development Foundation President Alberto Fenix, Jr. signed the Memorandum of Agreement to initiate the industry-led training and competency assessment and certification program.
In its 34th year, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) grows further in its mission to empower agriculture and fishery stakeholders through quality training and advisory services as the sector continues to survive, reboot, and grow despite challenges.
With the theme “ATI @ 34 LEADS in Mobilizing & Empowering Partners & Communities Towards One DA”, the Institute underscores its commitment as the lead agency for extension to the key strategies of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in steering agri-fishery growth and transformation this 2021.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) invites the private sector and state universities and colleges to submit a proposal for the "Result Evaluation on the Effectiveness of the Implementation of the Climate Smart Farm Business School (CSFBS) Activity.
Accredited extension service providers of the Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Training Institute led the distribution of ready-to-plant seedlings to household and individuals in their respective communities. This is under the Institute’s Binhi para sa Pamayanan Program to efficiently deliver and eventually sustain the implementation of the Urban Agriculture Program nationwide.
Quezon City -- The ASEAN Member States (AMS) successfully wrapped its 2021-2025 activities for the Strategic Plan of Action on ASEAN Cooperation in Agricultural Training and Extension during the virtual meeting of the ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Agricultural Training and Extension (AWGATE).
As we move to a new year of achieving better production, nutrition, environment, and life for all Filipino people, let us welcome 2021 with an advocacy to raise awareness of the benefits of consuming more fruits and vegetables.
By: William D. Dar, PhD
2020 has officially become the most challenging year for the Philippine agriculture sector. Massive stresses faced the country’s farmers and fishers—from volcanic eruption, infectious animal diseases, crop pest infestations, a viral pandemic that resulted in a health crisis, to falling prices of staples, and then finally a series of typhoons in the last quarter.
|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.|