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New Youth Group Underscores Urgency in Bridging Gaps in Agri-fishery

Agriculture Students Association of the Philippines

DILIMAN, Quezon City—More young Filipinos are joining the efforts to rebrand the agriculture and fisheries sector.

On March 3, the Agriculture Students Association of the Philippines (ASAP) announced its official launch “to advance the agricultural sector of the Philippines by educating, empowering, and engaging the youth.” 

ATI, COA Conduct Backyard Gardening Webinar for Women Staff

DILIMAN, Quezon City — In line with the celebration of National Women’s Month, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) took part in a webinar on “Women in Backyard Gardening and Farming” facilitated by the Commission on Audit (COA) .

The webinar highlighted different gardening strategies and vegetable production practices. Specifically, container gardening, vertical gardening, edible landscaping, square-foot farming, hydroponics, preparation of soil mixture, organic pesticides, as well as organic concoctions and kitchen waste composting.

ATI Trains Leaders of Urban Communities and Schools on Vegetable Seed Production

Hands-on activity during the VSP training.

DILIMAN, Quezon City – To ensure the continuous production and supply of quality vegetable seeds in the market amidst the threat of COVID-19, the Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a training on Vegetable Seed Production and Plant Propagation last February 17-18, 2021 at the Rural Development Education Center of ATI in this city.

March Honors Women as Catalysts for Change

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) joins the nation in honoring every Juana this whole month of March in celebration of the 2021 National Women’s Month.

This year’s celebration will serve as a tribute, a platform, and a call to action that highlights the extraordinary roles of ordinary Juanas in the society as trailblazers and harbingers of change. It also aims to give an avenue to discuss and address the issues that women continue to face, so that empowerment can be fully achieved.

Calling for Young Farmers to Undergo Training in Taiwan

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is now accepting applicants for the Filipino Young Farmers Internship Program in Taiwan. The program is in partnership with Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines (TECO) to enhance existing relations through a youth exchange program that will focus on modern agricultural and fisheries techniques, marketing strategies and mechanisms, cooperative management and enhancement of competencies, discipline and values, among others.  

e-Learning Usage Surges in 2020

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.

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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.