The KADIWA on Wheels rolls out today, March 26 t the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), with volumes of fresh vegetables and other agri-products to provide residents in Quezon City access to fresh farm produce at a low price.
According to Agriculture Secretary William Dar, commodities sold at the KADIWA stalls are cheaper by 20 percent than those at the market.
Los Banos, Laguna - The Department of Agriculture (DA) and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) launched the working version of the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) Philippines mobile Android application on March 18, 2020. The offline platform can generate and provide personalized recommendations to individual rice farmers on nutrient and crop management, even without an internet connection.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—In a technical guidance session led by the Policy and Planning Division (PPD) of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), project officers of “Increasing Agricultural Productivity towards Food Security and Poverty Alleviation: Extension Support to the Twenty Two Provinces with Highest Poverty Incidence in the Philippines” (T2-ES22PPP) convened to review and document the implementation of the program in their respective areas.
In celebration of the first year anniversary of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the ceremonial harvesting using a combine harvester in a farmer’s one-hectare farmlot planted with certified seeds from Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)-Seed Program on March 5, 2020, in Manaoag, Pangasinan.
With the implementation of the law on tariff, RCEF was created to enhance the productivity and competitiveness through the provision of quality seeds, farm machinery, credit, and extension services.
URDANETA CITY, Pangasinan—With one full year since the enactment of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), the Department of Agriculture (DA) and partner agencies, in cooperation with the local governments of Manaoag and Urdaneta, Pangasinan, conducted a national event to commemorate the law’s first anniversary of implementation.
LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte–In an effort to strengthen and synergize provincial and municipal extension services, the Department of Agriculture (DA) leads the operationalization of the Provincial Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System, starting with Ilocos Norte.
MANILA—The Digital Farmers Program (DFP) of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and Smart Communications, Inc. was recognized at the 55th Anvil Awards. Presented annually by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP), the Anvil is the symbol of excellence in Public Relations (PR) for outstanding programs and tools.
Filipino families are reaping the initial benefits of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) as more rice grades become available and affordable to different segments of the society.
“The RTL has not only significantly reduced rice prices in retail markets, but also provided consumers several types or grades of rice to choose from,” said Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar. “
The rice market segmentation is a very important outcome of the RTL with regards to rice prices. It only means that consumers have a choice depending on their preference and what they can afford,” he said.
DILIMAN, Quezon City— To evaluate its current procurement processes and strategize on how to fast-track public procurement in an effective and efficient manner, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) personnel revisited the Government Procurement Reform Act (GPRA) in a three-day reorientation activity.
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.