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Mula Named New Director of ATI

ATI Director Rosana Mula

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is poised to take on new and more focused initiatives to improve its training and advisory services in line with the OneDA Reform Agenda as it welcomes the leadership of newly designated Director Rosana Mula.

Through Special Order No. 629, Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar designated Mula as Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Director of the ATI, following the retirement of Director Alfredo Aton. Aton served as the head of the agency for about two years starting 2019. 

POLO Japan and ATI collaborate for the Government’s Reintegration Program for OFWs

POLO-ATI Webinar on Swine Production

For second year in a row, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) of the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, collaborates with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in conducting a two-part webinar for the Filipinos overseas. 

Held on August 15, 2021, the first part of the webinar was entitled “Hanep Buhay sa Hanep Baboy Para sa Hanep na Pinoy”. It was a three-hour activity attended by 65 Zoom registered participants composed of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from different countries, and about 70 live viewers over Facebook. 

Former OFW Finds Sustainable Agribusiness in Dairy Goats

Randy Valerio of R.O. Valerio Dairy Farm shares goat-raising practices

DILIMAN, Quezon City—An agripreneur based in Bacolor, Pampanga is encouraging other entrepreneurs to start raising and breeding goats for milk production as it is slowly becoming a “sunrise” industry.

Randy Valerio of R.O. Valerio Dairy Farm has, in fact, developed a scheme that will ensure productivity and success in dairy goat farming.

Gawad Saka Awardee Promotes Opportunities in Coconut

Boy Cordero of GerNil's Farm in South Cotabato

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Known as the “tree of life,” coconut is a source of many products and by-products that are essential to human life, thus, opening many agribusiness opportunities to Filipinos. 

To showcase the potential of coconut farming and processing, Gawad Saka awardee Gerardo “Boy” Cordero shared practices that can increase the income of coconut farmers in the country.

RCEF Extension Agencies Convene for Midyear Performance Review

BAGUIO CITY—Representatives from the implementing agencies (IAs) of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Extension Services Program (RCEF-RESP) assemble to discuss their 2021 midyear performance and plan out activities for next year.

The activity served as an opportunity to examine the execution of the physical and financial accomplishments for the first semester of the year.

Organizers of Urban Community Gardens Learn Vegetable Seeds Production and Plant Propagation

Some of the participants during one of their hands-on exercises.

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Urban households depend significantly on commercial products for food consumption. However, these food products are expensive, and sometimes are not guaranteed fresh and safe to eat. This, and with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting most economic activities, food availability and security are critical.

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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.