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e-Extension Does FourPlay: Program Assessment and Planning Workshop Held

It's been said -- success is a process, wherein to be able to achieve your desired objective or goal one has to take it step by step. The e-Extension Program for Agriculture and Fisheries did not achieve the proverbial overnight success as setbacks and challenges served as speed bumps. But along the way, these speed bumps became the source for experience and knowledge which have been used to further improve the Program’s implementation.

Concretizing Its Programs and Services for 2011 and Beyond: ATI Holds Annual Review and Planning Workshop

DILIMAN, Quezon City — The Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI), as the lead agency for Agriculture and Fisheries Extension, has implemented various programs that contributed to the DA’s goals and programs last year.  Aiming to further improve further, the DA-ATI gathered its key people to craft its plans and programs for 2011 and beyond.

Boosts P4MP Thru Strategic Planning Workshop

DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY --- "A good organization achieves its goals effectively within the organization through good planning."

As the lead coordinator of the rural-based organizations (RBOs) in the country, the Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) gathered the farmers and farmer- leaders for a two-day Strategic Planning Workshop for RBOs of the Department of Agriculture (DA).
 

Women's Org'n Consultative Meeting, Planning Workshop Set Anew

DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY --- Every year is a new beginning and a time for reflection for the things we did during the previous year. It could call for a room of improvement in our lives and in our job if need be...

Understanding New Trends in Climate Change and Biofuels: A Symposium Held

DILIMAN, Quezon City – The adverse impacts of climate change has been devastating more and more countries each year.  According to a report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines is among the four Southeast Asian countries where economics backslide is at its worst.  This is attributed to the country’s being agriculture-driven, its dense population in coastal areas and frail adaptation backbone.
 
Considering that agriculture is one of the main contributors in greenhouse gases emission and land use that causes climate change, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) organized the "Symposium on Biofuels and Climate Change” to update the public extension providers about the trends, issues and recommended actions to ease the impact of climate change to the agriculture and fisheries sector.

DA, IRRI Launch NMRiceMobile; Make its Global Debut

The Nutrient Manager for Rice Mobile or NMRiceMobile which was launched in line with the celebration on the 24th Anniversary of the Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) will be the first of its kind in the world, an easy to use mobile application that will greatly benefit the Filipino farmers through increased rice production and higher profits.

NMRiceMobile carry out the principle of site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) for rice that was developed by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) together with Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in mid 1990s. The NMRiceMobile will be supported by an online decision-making tool called Nutrient Manager for Rice which is aptly designed for rice growing countries like the Philippines. This will help the farmers and extension workers quickly determine the best fertilizer management practice for a specific field or rice growing area.

Higher Rice Production A Phone Call Away for Filipino Farmers

Rice farmers in the Philippines can now get advice via their mobile phone on the optimal timing, amount, and type of fertilizer to apply to their rice crop to maximize production and profit, and reduce waste.

Nutrient Manager for Rice Mobile (NMRiceMobile) was launched by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Agricultural Training Institute in Quezon City, Philippines on January 24, 2010.

Farmers to Benefit from Smart Partnership with DA, IRRI

More farmers now have faster mobile access to information that will help them maximize rice production in their paddy and increase profitability with the availability of the Nutrient Manager for Rice Mobile (NMRiceMobile) via Smart and Talk 'N Text.
 
The mobile phone-based service, which is being offered by the International Rice Research Institute through the Department of Agriculture (DA), is now available on Smart's extensive GSM network, which covers all of the country's 1,619 cities and municipalities.
 

ATI: Raising the stakes at 24

DILIMAN, Quezon City – It’s a shift to 2nd gear for the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) as it intensifies its pursuit of building a more proactive, responsive and dynamic agriculture and fisheries extension in the country for year 2011 and beyond.
 
Celebrating its 24th year as the prime extension and training arm of the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA), the Institute initiates change by managing reforms and a paradigm shift to be in sync as well as be of further help in the achievement of the DA’s goals and objectives.  As such, ATI anchors its programs and services on the Agri-Pinoy framework’s principles specifically, food security and self-sufficiency, sustainable agriculture and fisheries, natural resource management and local development.
 
ATI’s anniversary celebration on January 24, 2011 at the Serrano Hall of ATI Central Office in Quezon City is highlighted by the launching of the Nutrient Manager for Rice Mobile (NMRiceMobile).

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