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Community Church Helps Mainstream Food Production

Most Reverend Pablo Virgilio David of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalookan

CALOOCAN CITY—In the continuous move to mainstream the production of urban-grown food, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recognize the role of the religious sector in transforming lives and have now joined hands with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalookan for an urban agriculture project.

This undertaking, under DA’s “Plant, Plant, Plant” Program, was sealed with a Memorandum of Agreement and a formal turnover of more than 1,200 starter kits to the families and communities being assisted by the Diocese.

OFWs in South America Eye PH Agribusiness Opportunities

DILIMAN, Quezon City—With the increasing importance of food production amid the present health crisis, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in different countries in South America are looking at investing in agricultural ventures in the Philippines.

In a webinar hosted by the Philippine Embassy in Brazil and the Office of Agricultural Attaché in Washington, DC, USA, some 30 OFWs in Brazil, Suriname, Colombia, Guyana, and Venezuela welcomed the programs and services offered by the Department of Agriculture (DA) for agri-fishery start-ups.

RCEF Info Caravan Goes on Air

CALABARZON – In partnership with Radyo Natin 106.3 Laguna, Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Calabarzon resumed its information caravan on RCEF for the province of Laguna through a radio program, dubbed as “TalaPalayan: Talakayan ukol sa RCEF Program” after it was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mary Grace Leidia, Rice Focal Person of ATI IV-A, answered questions about the Rice Tariffication Law and its RCEF program during TalaPalayan’s pilot airing on August 4, 2020.

EAsY Agri Program Provides Scholarship to Hundreds of Youth

RTC-VII Orientation and Briefing Program for EAsY Agri

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Adhering to the call of the Agriculture Secretary William Dar to engage the youth in the agriculture sector, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) crafted the Educational Assistance for the Youth: Degree Courses in Agriculture, and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (EAsY Agri). This is a scholarship program intended to support children of small-scale farmers and fishers in the country.

Dar Pushes for Modernization of Rice Industry thru RCEF

Secretary William Dar during his first anniversary in office.

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Marking his first anniversary in office, Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar addressed the nation with his State of the Philippine Agriculture Report.

Dar emphasized the plans and strategies on the implementation of different programs for the sector. These include modernization which aims for the utilization and promotion of new and appropriate technologies in farming and fisheries.

Applying RCEF's Practical Activity

MARAMAG, Bukidnon – In order to enhance and put into practical activity the theories and concepts that the rice farmer participants of the "Training of Trainers on Production of High Quality Inbred Rice Seeds, Seed Certification and Farm Mechanization" learned, the aforementioned participants were given the opportunity to go to the field and experience rice farming activities.

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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.