New information, especially about recent events and happenings at ATI, as well as the latest field activities in the Philippine agricultural and fisheries extension scene

Benguet Farmers Train for 'Mokusaku'

 By Marvyn N. Benaning, Manila Bulletin
July 24, 2011
MANILA, Philippines -- Vegetable farmers in Benguet are being trained on the use of an organic liquid developed in Japanese that it makes it possible to transform farm waste into pesticide, insecticide and soil conditioner.

ATI Inculcates Ideologies of a Public Servant to Employees

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – “Sisikapin kong madagdagan ang aking talino at kakayahan upang ang antas ng paglilingkod sa bayan ay patuloy na maitaas.  Sapagkat ako’y kawani ng gobyerno, tungkulin ko ang maglingkod ng tapat at mahusay sa bayan ko.” (an excerpt from "Panunumpa ng Kawani ng Gobyerno")

Every government employee is expected to live by this code of integrity, fairness, service and camaraderie.  Thus, with the goal of fostering these morals to its workforce, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) organized two batches of Values Orientation Workshop (VOW) held at ATI Regional Training Center in La Trinidad, Benguet last July 4 to 8, 2011.

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”.

Aquino Government Offers Scholarship Grants to Encourage Filipinos to Take Courses in Agriculture

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said that the Aquino government provides scholarship grants to Filipinos especially the children of farmers to encourage them to take-up courses in agriculture saying that there is future in agriculture.
During the third Cabinet Cluster on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation and Food Security aired over NBN4 and dzRB on Wednesday, Alcala encouraged farmers to send their children to agricultural colleges and schools by availing of the government’s scholarship program.

FCC Now Listed in Google Maps

QUEZON CITY--The farmers’ Contact Center (FCC) which has been serving the agricultural sector namely the farmers, fishers and the agricultural extension workers through farm advisory services just reached another breakthrough.  With the help of Google Maps specifically its Business Listing service, the FCC is now listed and can be viewed in the free map-based service website.

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. 

ATI Conducts Training on Agri-Pinoy Urban Farming for NCR

ATI Director Saliot inspires the audience to promote urban farming in the region
DILIMAN, Quezon City – The Department of Agriculture (DA) through its training and extension arm, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), conducted a series of training on urban farming to reduce malnutrition and promote better economic conditions at the National Capital Region (NCR). 
Entitled Training of Trainers on Greening Citites for Food and Environment: Agri-Pinoy Urban Farming for the NCR, a total of 144 representatives came from the 30 districts in the NCR, who all came from the various non-government organizations, private organizations and local government units.

DA Brings Farming in the Cities, Conducts Training of Trainers on Urban Farming

DILIMAN, Quezon City – The Department of Agriculture (DA) through its training and extension arm, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), is currently conducting the last batch of the Training of Trainers (TOT) on Greening Cities for Food and Environment: Agri-Pinoy Urban Farming for the National Capital Region (NCR) in Diliman, Quezon City .

Gov’t Executive Officers Briefed on the e-Extension Program

CEBU CITY – The e-Extension Program which has been recognized here and abroad have pique the interest of the Career Executive Service (CES)!

Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Director Asterio P. Saliot was recently invited as a resource person for the monthly gathering of Career Executive Service Officers (CESO) dubbed as CES CIRCLE Forum. Saliot, also a CESO himself, briefed the officers on the ATI’s e-Extension Program for Agriculture and Fisheries and its impact on the agriculture, fisheries and natural resources sector.

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