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.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is one with the nation in celebrating the National Women's Month (NWM) this March.
In the Philippines, 2020 is a turning point in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE). This year also marks the 45th founding anniversary of the Philippine Commission on Women.
Under the banner theme “We Make Change Work for Women,” the 2020 NWM will celebrate and take stock of the progress made to advance GEWE in the country.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—To promote gender sensitivity and provide entrepreneurial opportunities for women in agriculture, officials from the Ministries of Agriculture from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Japan gathered for a three-day Workshop on Improving and Mainstreaming Gender in Agricultural Sector.
PADRE GARCIA, Batangas—The Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) partnership with its Extension Service Providers (ESPs) reaches another level as it supports the enhancement of the latter’s capacity to bring agricultural information and technology services in the countryside.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Some 10 coffee farmers from different parts of the country are now set to help advance the industry after completing a two-week training program on coffee farming and enterprise.
The training program was conceived through the joint efforts of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), PT Mayora Indah TBK, and Philippine Coffee Board, Inc. (PCBI). It was conducted to address the insufficient supply of coffee in the Philippines, leading to high importation rate from neighboring Southeast Asian countries.
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.