MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon – The Training of Trainer on High Qulaity Inbred Rice Seeds, Seed Certification and Farm Mechanization recently wrapped up on July 24, 2020 at the NMACLRC, Dalwangan, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon with the participants armed with new learning and new networks they all shared in the 5 day face-to-face activity.
CENTRAL VISAYAS – The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 7 in collaboration with the Local Government Units of the priority provinces of Bohol and Negros Oriental conducted additional 10 Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Information Caravan to rice towns, of which nine (9) were from Bohol namely: Ubay, Talibon, Cortes, Bilar, Balilihan, Buenavista, Garcia-Hernandez, Corella and Batuan one (1) from Ayungon, Negros Oriental respectively.
The caravan was conducted from July 15 to July 29, 2020 with a total of 454 farmers briefed.
The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) kicks off the National Coconut Month celebration on August 5, 2020 via Facebook Live. Bearing the theme, “Masaganang Niyugan Tungo sa Kaginhawaan”, the event pushes for nationwide and global promotion of the benefits of the coconut and the coconut industry.
Following the protocols under the new normal, various activities are set to be launched physically and virtually by the PCA. These include:
"CocoPapremyo", a recognition day for coconut farmers highlighting their best practices and innovative ideas;
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Efforts to develop policies on agricultural and fisheries extension (AFE) are now being re-shaped to ensure the continued growth of farming and fishing communities even in the new normal.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), through its Policy and Planning Division (PPD), has drawn up priorities in terms of enhancing AFE-related policies and standards to continue to address the needs of farmers, fishers, and agricultural extension workers (AEWs) in the country.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – As the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to pursue the delivery of its extension services online, it has recently collaborated with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PEC) – Go Negosyo for the conduct of the Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program (KAMMP) Online.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Now a daily activity in the household of actress and chef Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo, urban farming has become a constant source not only of proper nutrition but also of a garden-to-table learning experience for their family.
The now-certified plantita, who ventured into urban farming when the community quarantine started, has discovered the advantages in having their own vegetable production area at home. She shared this, together with some vegetable recipes, in the fourth episode of Agri Tayo streamed over Facebook and YouTube on July 23.
With the theme “Batang Pinoy SANA TALL, Iwas Stunting SAMA ALL!”, this year's Nutrition Month celebration calls for a collective vision of having taller Filipino children by preventing stunting, through the participation of government, non-government organizations, civil society, business, academe, communities, and families.
Tips and techniques on backyard gardening are offered on a web series produced by Smart Communications, Inc., in partnership with the Agricultural Training Institute.
Through the online show “Kalye Mabunga,” agriculture enthusiasts and backyard farmers can learn how to plant a variety of backyard crops and herbs, and how to cook these into healthy dishes at home.
Moreover, topics on nutrition, plant growth cycle, and some do-it-yourself agri projects will also be highlighted in different episodes hosted by Emmanuel Angeles of Twenty Manila.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Task Group on Food Security of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) held a virtual presser where Department of Agriculture (DA) Assistant Secretary Noel Reyes and Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Assistant Director Rosana Mula gave updates on the training and extension services under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - In support to the Republic Act No. 11203 otherwise known as the "Rice Tariffication Law," the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in Calabarzon rolls out the first Training of Trainers (TOT) on Rice Competitive Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
The training follows the standard protocols on social distancing, wearing of masks and frequent hand washing to ensure prime health and safety of the participants and trainers.
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.