MABALACAT, Pampanga—To drive the seed industry to develop improved varieties, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is now working with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and some private institutions for the establishment of a National Seed Technology Park at the New Clark City.
As the training arm of the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Centers (ATI-RTCs), in coordination with partner agencies, continue to rollout activities while observing safety measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are happy to announce that the RCEF program components remain in full swing, despite the restrictions brought about by the community quarantine. Now, more than ever, our farmers need RCEF and similar support to help them bounce back,” Agriculture Secretary Dar said.
PAYATAS, Quezon City—Officials from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) are calling for communities and households to practice urban agriculture for easy access to nutritious food and to foster the involvement of their children through family farming.
“Urban agriculture also aims to teach nutrition among children and involve them in the practice of family farming especially now that there are no classes in schools,” ATI-Partnerships and Accreditation Division chief Renato Dela Cruz said.
As they gear up for the nationwide rollout of the Digital Farmers Program (DFP) 101, selected information officers of the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) network of training centers convened online for a five-day Training of Trainers (TOT).
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is slowly transforming its digital infrastructure for corporate communications and training delivery services with the use of Google applications via G Suite.
G Suite offers a range of cloud-based productivity tools that enable users to communicate and collaborate in real time. It provides business-grade services through custom email, additional cloud storage, 24/7 customer support, and seamless integration of Google apps such as Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Drive, Calendar, and Meet.
Implementing agencies of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Extension Services Program (RCEF-RESP) convened for a convergence workshop to discuss plans of activities for the new normal.
The workshop served as an avenue for each agency to share updates on the conducted RCEF-RESP activities in the past months and how they dealt with the restraints of the lockdown measures. It also presented an opportunity to synchronize RESP approaches and activities for a more efficient implementation in the field.
A farmer from Padre Garcia, Batangas is among two Filipinas recognized in this year’s Women of the Future (WOF) Southeast Asia Awards.
Gloria Morris, founder and president of MoCA Family Farm RLearning Center, was named “Mentor of the Year” in the program which aims to build a platform to showcase regional emerging leaders. The winners were announced in an online event streamed via YouTube on June 25.
SAN MATEO, Isabela—To improve its extension services for rice farmers in Cagayan Valley, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center II (ATI-RTC II) initiated an inter-agency meeting to harmonize the implementing guidelines for the development of Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSAs) and Farm Schools under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The number of individuals and groups getting behind the urban agriculture initiative is getting larger as the Department of Agriculture (DA) continues to lead the charge in household-level food production.
“During this lockdown, we saw the importance of food. We learned that it is no joke when it comes to the source of our food. Because of this, the interest in agriculture is starting to grow,” Senator Kiko Pangilinan said during the second episode of Agri Tayo streamed via Facebook last June 25, 2020.
BATASAN HILLS, Quezon City—The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) are pushing for more enterprise development opportunities in support to food security through its Urban Agriculture project.
ATI Officer-in-Charge Assistant Director Rosana Mula had this underscored during the launch of the project and distribution of starter kits under the DA’s “Plant, Plant Plant” Program in Barangay Batasan Hills.
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.