ATI Goes for Organic Agriculture

BACOLOD CITY--- As the extension and training arm of the Philippine Department of Agriculture, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a trainers' training that aimed to promote organic agriculture in the country.
Based on the Republic Act 10068 or the Organic Agriculture Act, Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala tasked the ATI to lead in the implementation of organic agriculture extension, information, trainings and education activities in the country. 

e-Learning Courses on Sustainable Agriculture: Coming Soon!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental – More online courses at e-Learning for Agriculture and Fisheries are coming up!

Courses with emphasis on Sustainable Agriculture are currently being developed by the new set of courseware developers from the academe; local government and the private sector.  These courses cover various topics on natural farming systems for crops and livestock; rice-duck integrated farming system; organic rice breeding; production of organic cassava, organic rice, organic carrot, organic upland rice and trichoderma; alternative pest management for organic rice; seaweed extract production; and soil health management.

Investing on Infrastructures to Improve Marketing in Agriculture

MANILA, Philippines ― Infrastructure enhancement in agricultural marketing (agri-marketing) is crucial in providing better production returns to the farmers, especially since lack of accessible facilities has been one of the major constraints in the agriculture and fisheries sector. 
 “We have been concentrating on the facets of production ever since, but realizing the complexity and importance of the marketing aspect, we know that it’s high time for us to strengthen our interventions in this matter.  In this line, we have to focus on infrastructure development as we have identified problems in this area”, said Agricultural Training Institute’s (DA-ATI) Director Asterio Saliot.  Thus, DA-ATI designed its latest International Training Course (ITC) around this concept – “Agricultural Marketing Focused on Infrastructure Development”.

Brewing Potential Entrepreneurs: ATI Conducts Livelihood Training for its Staff

“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today.
Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime” –

DILIMAN, Quezon City – In line with the imminent implementation of the Rationalization Program, the Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute held an Entrepreneurial and Skills Development Training Course as an impact mitigating measure for those who will become affected or displaced staff. 

It is among the series of trainings under the Institute's Human Capital Development Program that involves capacity building, re-tooling and skills development of staff initiated by the ATI Management. 

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