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ATI-Regional Training Center II Supports RCEF Farm Schools with IEC Materials

CAGAYAN VALLEY -- Aside from disseminating information, education and communication (IEC) materials on Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) and rice technology updates, flipchart on palaycheck system were packaged, reproduced and distributed to farm schools conducting the modified farmers’ field school.

Farm Clustering, Consolidation Needed to Level Up Agri Sector

Starting this year, the Department of Agriculture (DA) will vigorously push for farm clustering and consolidation, being one of the key strategies to level up the Philippine agriculture sector.

“It is important to convince farmers and their respective cooperatives and associations or FCAs to merge and come together to optimize the interventions and assistance provided by the DA and other government agencies,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.

World Food Safety Day 2020: Everyone Has a Part to Play

Following the success of the 2019 campaign, this year’s World Food Safety Day (WFSD) will continue to promote awareness and call all players in the farm-to-fork continuum to take part in the food safety movement.

Under the theme “Food safety, everyone’s business”, the international day of commemoration encourages everyone who grows, processes, transports, stores, distributes, sells, prepares, serves, and consumes food; goodwill ambassadors; social media influencers and the general public, especially the youth to make a sustained difference in food safety.

ATI Resumes RCEF Activities via New Normal

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) will continue its operations for activities under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) in the coming weeks following the "new normal" protocols.

Shortly after the first RCEF anniversary celebration held last March 5 in Pangasinan, some activities were halted due to the implementation of community quarantine across the nation starting in the second half of March.

DA Creates “Integrity Circles” to Ensure Graft-Free Agri-Fishery

To ensure efficient, effective, and graft-free use of limited public funds, the Department of Agriculture recently created “integrity circles,” dubbed as “Agriculture Dialogue and Information Network Groups” or ADING.

“This is our response to the call of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to provide transparency and integrity in all government interventions,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.


ATI Today

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.