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4-H Club of the Philippines National Summit Held for Rural Youth Nationwide

A snapshot during the Opening Program of the Summit

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato — Almost 300 youth around the country took part in the recently concluded 4-H Club of the Philippines National Summit organized by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) last October 27-29, 2021.

The Summit aims to abreast all 4-H members with current, and relevant information on opportunities for agriculture and fisheries development, including capacity-building interventions for agricultural development, and sustainability and youth empowerment, which can be accessed by members amidst the new normal.

ATI, BAR, and DA’s National Corn Program Conduct Training on Nutrient Expert® for Maize

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) and the National Corn Program conducted two batches of virtual training on Site Specific Nutrient Management (SSNM) Nutrient Expert® for Maize last October 19-21 and October 26-28, 2021 for Bicol, Visayas, and Mindanao regions; and Luzon regions, respectively. The training aims to capacitate Provincial Corn Coordinators, ATI and DA’s Regional Field Office technical staff on the use of the SSNM Nutrient Expert for Maize.  

DA Information Officers Learn Basics in Writing Press Releases

James Konstantin Galves of The Manila Times

DUMAGUETE CITY—Information Officers (IOs) of the Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program, together with some Communication Officers from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (BAFS), were equipped with new skills in writing press releases as part of the Department’s efforts to pursue comprehensive and proactive communication strategies.

Expert Lists Tips to Keep Food Safe at Home

DILIMAN, Quezon City—To prevent foodborne illnesses at home, a food protection specialist from the Department of Agriculture (DA) encouraged Filipino families to be mindful in handling, preparing, cooking, and storing food and food items. 

In a radio interview, Edyloid Chavez, officer-in-charge of the Quality Assurance Section of the DA-Food Development Center (FDC), offered helpful ways to ensure that the food being served for the family is safe and not contaminated.

San Diego Elementary School Bags ATI’s 2021 Best Community-based Urban Garden

Best Community Garden: San Diego Elementary School

DILIMAN, Quezon City – A year into the COVID19 pandemic, the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) unwavering support to the “Plant Plant Plant” program of the Department of Agriculture intensifies by engaging more communities around the metro in urban agriculture, and by recognizing their achievements and milestones.

Binhi ng Pag-Asa Program Provincial Trainings: Proliferating the Advocacy of Local Youth Empowerment and Agripreneurship

Some of the youth participants during one of the training session.

DILIMAN, Quezon City — The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), through its Regional Training Centers (RTCs), spearheaded the roll-out of Provincial Trainings in five target provinces last August 2 to 25, 2021. A total of eight training batches were conducted in Nueva Ecija, Albay, Camarines Sur, Aklan, and Davao de Oro.

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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.