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

Mainstreaming Agri-Pinoy as the Strategic Framework for All DA Programs

DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY -- To be able to encompass the majority of the needs of the agriculture and fisheries sector of the country, the Department of Agriculture (DA) presents the new strategic framework of Agri-Pinoy for all its programs from 2011 and beyond.

DA Forms Core of Regional Trainers on Upland Rice Production Technologies

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY--- In its effort to attain rice self-sufficiency by 2013 and zero rice importation, the Department of Agriculture (DA) aims to make the marginal areas to be productive like the upland rice ecosystem.  With the global climate change issue lurking around the world, rice scientists have developed climate change adaptation strategies especilly for rice technologies. It is then vital that these technologies be disseminated through trainings or techno-forum specifically among agricultural extension workers and farmers.

A More Responsive and Dynamic Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Underway by 2011

Every ending is a promise of a new beginning – and as this year culminates, now is a great time to plan and look forward to another year with a fresh start.
LUBAO, Pampanga -- Holding close to its mandate as the prime agriculture and fisheries (AF) extension agency of the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) braces itself as it undertakes a paradigm shift in public extension.

Dubbed as “Pagbabago Tungo sa Matuwid na Daan – a workshop that is geared towards building a more responsive and dynamic AF extension in the country for year 2011 and beyond was conducted for the ATI management officials including its network of training centers and selected stakeholders. The main objective of the three-phase activity is to enable the participants to internalize the paradigm shift of the new AF extension and craft a five-year Extension Road Map based on a more holistic view of food security.

4-H Clubs in the Philippines review past accomplishments, identify strategies for 2011

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels.
But old men are guilty if they forget what it is to be young.
SAN MATEO, Rizal --    As such, the 4-H club in the Philippines was formed mostly for the out -of- school youth who cannot get formal education due to poverty could enjoy the privilege of being recognized and uplift their lives through livelihood projects provided by the Philippine Government.
From a lethargic organization, it has been transformed into a more dynamic and functioning organization when the 4-H Club Youth Development Program (4-H YDP) was formulated. The 4-H YDP is the flagship program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) for empowering the youth, particularly those in the agriculture and fisheries sector. Since then, the program has made significant strides in addressing the needs of the 4-H Clubs across the country, hence, it has been a big help for the DA to achieve its goals in agriculture and rural development.

LeMMCAP Plans for 2011, Next National Convention in Davao City

DILIMAN, Quezon City -- The regional officers of the League of the Municipal and City Agriculturists of the Philippines, Inc. (LeMMCAP) held its three-day consultative meeting to come up with their final extension program for 2011 and for their plans for the national convention next year in Davao City.

DA Farmers’ Contact Center Gets Localized in Region 6

ILOILO CITY – A year after its grand launch, the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Famers’ Contact Center is now being brought closer to the local farmers and fisher folk in Region VI.
The Farmers' Contact Center is the DA's support center to deliver farm and business advisory services to its clientele through the latest modes of communication familiar to the public such as text, call, email, online forum/discussion and instant messaging. This is one of the DA's extension delivery services being administered by the DA-Agricultural Training Institute.

ATI Accredits Extension Service Providers to Deliver Training and Extension Services

DILIMAN, Quezon City -- The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), recently accredited some private organizations as extension service providers to deliver extension and other complementary activities in line with its commitment in modernizing the Philippine agriculture.
As mandated by the Republic Act 8435, known as the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA), the ATI taps the services of the extension service providers from the rural-based organizations, cooperatives, non-government organizations (NGOs), people's organizations and multinational companies to provide agricultural training and extension services in the country. This is to improve and hasten the delivery of extension services of the DA and to provide opportunities and wider participation of the private sector as well in this endeavor.

Baldoz to Students: Take Agriculture and Fisheries Courses

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Posted 12/06/2010

MANILA, Philippines—Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Monday advised would-be students, students, and graduates to consider taking up fisheries and agricultural courses or skills training and upgrading in these fields because job opportunities in these sectors abound and are “in-demand from 2011 and onward.”

Aurora e-Village Project Gears Up For Phase II

AURORA -- After the successful implementation of the first phase of the Aurora e-Village Project for the central towns of Aurora Province, the project now moves on for its second phase which includes the northern and southern towns of the province.    

For the Phase II, the project will be implemented in the four remaining towns of Aurora namely Dinalungan, Casiguran, Dilasag and Dingalan. Also, expansion sites in Central Aurora and Aurora Provincial Sub-capitol will be given connectivity and appropriate ICT wares.

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