ATI Reviews Performance for 1st sem 2011


TAGAYTAY CITY ---  Around 52 key officers and senior staff of the Institute gathered together to review and assess their accomplishments for the first semester vis-a-vis ATI work and financial plan for this year. 
The activity ensured the Institute to deliver its extension programs more effectively and continued contribution to food security  and increased sector resilience to climate change risks  of the Philippine Medium Term Development Plan for 2011 to 2016.

Likewise, some updates on the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan for 2011 to 2016 pertaining to the Competitive and Sustainable Agriculture and Fisheries Sector and Public Investment Plan as well as on the climate change adaptation extension strategies and good extension practices from the private sector were discussed during the workshop. The group also reviewed the accomplishments of the ATI Extension programs for the first two quarters of the year and discussed some administrative matters pertaining to the operations of the Institute. 

Moreover, some agricultural extension practices or innovations were presented by the ATI Regional Training Centers and a workshop on realignment on work and financial plans in each program were finalized.
During the performance review, ATI Director Asterio P. Saliot further outlined some important tasks of the Institute for the rest of the year in consonance with the "Food Staples Self-Sufficiency Program of the Government, in collaboration with its stakeholders. Also, the ATI is set to match road maps with ground results in keeping with the implementation strategies and so each division of the Institute should be able to connect their roles in achieving targeted outputs in the road maps particularly solving the organizational matters such as personnel assignments and delivery of the expected targets and accountabilities. Saliot stressed that teamwork and commitment were always important.
As chief of the Institute, Saliot reminded the group on the general guidelines pertaining to forging partnership with organized groups including accredited extension service providers and ordered them to make all DA stations and properties productive and self-sustaining.
“Use government resources to achieve targets, deliver the funds on time; we should live up to the good name of the institution and continue to mainstream climate change extension adaptation strategies and gender development concerns”, Saliot noted.
The three-day activity was held on July 18 to21, 2011 at Days Hotel this city. (Beatriz A. Yanga with reports and photos from ATI's Corporate Affairs Office)