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ATI Caraga conducts five-day training for Seed Analysts

ATI in Caraga - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 7:00pm

LOS ANGELES, Butuan City – The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) 13 successfully conducted the training on Varietal Identification for Rice Seed Certification intended for Seed Analysts on November 4-8, 2019.

This is in collaboration with the Bureau of Plant Industry - National Seed Quality Control Services (BPI-NSQCS).

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Trainers complete second batch of TOT on Modernized Production of High Quality Inbred Rice and Seeds

ATI in Caraga - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 6:24pm

LOS ANGELES, Butuan City - The Agricultural Training Institute- Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) 13, as one of the agencies implementing the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Extension Services Component concluded the last batch of the twelve-day Training of Trainers (TOT) on Modernized Production of High Quality Inbred Rice and Seeds last November 1, 2019 at the ATI-RTC 13,

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FFS on Cacao Production produce 26 farmer-graduates from Lucac, SFADs

ATI in Caraga - Fri, 11/15/2019 - 6:05pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur – The Farmers Field School (FFS) on Cacao Production was formally concluded last November 6, 2019.

A total of 26 farmer-participants from Barangay Lucac went through an on-field and participatory discovery-based learning process from the cultural management practices up to post-harvest handling of cacao.

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NorMin farmers, AEWs lauded in the National Corn Achievers Awards

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 1:19pm

Mandurriao, ILOILO CITY---Serving as avenue for various stakeholders of the corn industry to convene and discuss the current issues of the corn sector, the annual Philippine National Corn Congress was organized along with the 7th National Quality Corn Achievers Awards (NQCAA).

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November is National Rice Awareness Month

ATI in Cagayan Valley - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 12:21pm

“Buy Local. Eat Local. Support our Rice Farmers,” this is the battle cry of the 2019 National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) being celebrated this month of November.

The ATI-RTC 02 and PhilRice Isabela together with the rice farmers of San Mateo Isabela conducted a Be RICEponsible campaign on November 8, 2019, to open the month-long celebration.

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Digital Farmers Program rolls out in Region 02

ATI in Cagayan Valley - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 8:52pm

Farmers from Cauayan City and San Mateo, Isabela have now easier and faster access to agri-fishery knowledge and information through the Digital Farmers Program (DFP) conducted on November 5 and 6, respectively.

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Advancing Agripreneurship Through Science and Technology

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 7:31pm

VALENCIA CITY, BUKIDNON. The significance of Biofertilizer and Biopesticides as science and technology in the field of agriculture is the focal point of today’s 2019 Regional Science and Technology Week and Farm-Industry Encounters.

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FITS center staff and MS to convene for the 5th Regional Techno Gabay Summit

ATI in Caraga - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 5:29pm

BUTUAN CITY - The Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 13 will hold its 5th Regional Techno Gabay Summit on November 18-22, 2019.

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ATI to hold Information Caravan on NRAM 2019

ATI in Caraga - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 5:26pm

BUTUAN CITY - In line with the annual celebration of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM), the Agricultural Training Institute – Regional Training Center 13 will be conducting an Information Caravan on NRAM 2019 on November 18, 2019 at Robinson Place, Butuan City.

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Herbal Processing: A potential source of income

ATI in Caraga - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 5:22pm

PATIN-AY, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur – Even in this age of modernization and technology advancement, the use of herbal medicine as an alternative is still widely practiced. The growing awareness on the use of natural products or herbal plants as alternative medicines increases the potential of herbal processing as another source of farmers’ income.

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Improving Goat Production through Season-Long Livestock School with Halal Practices

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 4:40pm

Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte---The need to educate the goat farmers on the improved technology on goat management system as well as to improve their production and meet their respective clients prompted the center to mount the Season-Long Farmer Livestock School on Halal Goat Production.

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ATI-RTC X briefs the Media on Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:21am

VALENCIA CITY, Bukidnon – On November 12, the Philippine Information Agency-Bukidnon, sixteen (16) radio stations and three (3) news publication press from all over the Province of Bukidnon came together in order to dig deep into the topic of Rice Tarrification Law or RA 11203 and the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund.

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AgRiDOCs ready for new role as catalyst of community transformation

ATI in CaLaBaRZon - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 2:56pm

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna - A new batch of Agricultural Development Officers (AgRiDOCs) have completed the five-month season-long experiential course that primes them as rice extensionist and catalyst of farm community transformation.

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Competency Training on OA Production Held

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 5:32pm

Tubod, Lanao del Norte---Aimed to appease the hunger for more knowledge and an eagerness to augment the learnings in their respective organic farm sites, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center X (ATI-RTC X) mounted a competency training on organic production for AEWs and practicing organic farmers.

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ATI-X remains ISO Compliant

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 1:29pm

ATI Compound, El Salvador City---The ATI-RTC X management and staff had its Third Party Surveillance Audit recently and Lead Auditor Charlie Labrador of TUV-SUD declared that the center is still ISO compliant. This means that the requirements of the standard of ISO 9001:2015 has been satisfied.

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Mushroom Enthusiasts flock to Robinson Iligan for AgriTalk

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 9:08pm

A total of 138 Mushroom enthusiasts attended the AgriTalk on Mushroom Production held on October 29, 2019 at Robinson’s Mall in Iligan City. The said agritalk was advertised only in the Facebook Page of ATI Northern Mindanao for around two weeks.

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Challenge to Farmers on RTL: Fight or Flight

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 8:32pm

“The Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) is real. As rice farmers, we either let it defeat us or fight back. We can only fight if we change our paradigm and our usual way of farming. If we want to survive and triumph, we have to treat our farming as a business. We have to use proven technologies to decrease our cost of production and increase our income.

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PNU South Luzon wins 1st Kabataang OA Quiz Bee

ATI in CaLaBaRZon - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 1:34pm

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna - Joy Tricia Mae Corpuz of Philippine Normal University (PNU) South Luzon won the 1st Kabataang OA Quiz Bee on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

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BROWN RICE, QUALITY RICE FOR ATI-RTC X

ATI in Northern Mindanao - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 5:18pm

ATI-RTC X. Did you know that? ... We are celebrating the Rice Awareness Month for November, with this year’s theme is “Quality Rice, Quality Life”.

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CRA project beneficiaries share stories of triumphs and challenges

ATI in CaLaBaRZon - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 2:07pm

GENERAL NAKAR, Quezon – As part of the monitoring activity of the pilot Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) project, beneficiaries and implementers narrated their journey for a compendium of CRA success stories at Barangay Magsikap last October 24-25, 2019.

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