As it joins the nationwide call to “Grow Local. Buy local. Eat local. #SupportOurRiceFarmers” in celebration of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) this November, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) brings its extension services to a new level to reach more farmers and consumers in the country.
With the “new normal” protocols requiring less physical contact, the ATI used online media to drum up collective support for Filipino rice farmers, particularly to encourage stakeholders to buy local harvests at a reasonable price and patronize locally produced rice.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) joins the celebration of this year’s World Soil Day (WSD) with the message “Keep Soil Alive, Protect Soil Biodiversity”.
The World Soil Day is an international celebration to observe the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system – a vital contributor to the humanities’ food, water, and energy security, and as a mitigator of biodiversity loss and climate change.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has recently been appointed as the lead agency of the Capacity Development-Component Working Group (CD-CWG) of the National Convergence Initiatives for Sustainable Rural Development (NCI-SRD).
QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—To intensify its campaign of motivating the youth to engage in farming, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) launched the “Glamourizing Farming through Urban Agriculture” Program in schools in three different districts in Quezon City.
On October 22, the program was launched in District IV, hosted by the North Fairview Elementary School in Barangay Fairview. In his message, Julio Villapa, school principal, underscored the importance of urban farming, which helped many people become self-reliant amid the ongoing health crisis.
DILIMAN, Quezon City – To increase the par productivity and have a sufficient supply of food for every household, the Department of Agriculture launched the “Ahon Lahat, Pagkain Sapat Kontra sa COVID-19” (ALPAS COVID-19) or commonly known as the Plant Plant Plant Program. As such, the program involves the promotion, and strengthening of implementation of the Urban Agriculture Program.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), as the lead government inter-agency body for children’s rights and welfare in the Philippines, spearheaded the 2020 National Children’s Month Celebration last November 6, 2020. It was conducted via video teleconferencing platform, with the theme: “Sama-samang itaguyod ang Karapatan ng Bawat Bata sa Panahon ng Pandemya”. The activity aims to celebrate and recognize children as the most valuable assets of the nation, and to emphasize the importance of their role within the Filipino family and the Philippine society.
DILIMAN, Quezon City – The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) is now a national Extension Service Provider (ESP), accredited by Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).
As a non-government organization with over 60 years of experience in empowering poor communities in developing countries, IIRR is the recent addition to the growing number of ESPs that help in hastening and improving the delivery of extension services to the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) client system all over the country.
QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—To encourage the youth to engage in farming and serve as partners in promoting agriculture, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has partnered with local government units and the Department of Education in intensifying the “Glamourizing Farming through Urban Agriculture” Program.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) joins the nation in celebrating the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) this November with the message “Grow local. Buy local. Eat local. #SupportourRiceFarmers”.
The celebration of NRAM for this year follows up last year’s campaign, this time underscoring not only marketing and consumption, but also the production of local rice. It encourages various rice stakeholders to support Filipino farmers especially in buying their harvests at a reasonable price; and the rice-consuming public to patronize locally produced rice.
In succeeding months, more organized backyard livestock and poultry farms will rise in the countryside as the Department of Agriculture (DA) implements an expanded livestock and poultry production and livelihood project.
“With this initiative, we aim to help farm families recover from the loss of jobs and unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and those whose hogs and poultry stocks were depopulated due to the African Swine Fever or avian influenza (bird flu), respectively,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.
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.