AFE Grants System
To enhance the delivery of extension services in the country, the ATI offers extension grants through its Agricultural and Fisheries Extension (AFE) Grant System. This is to provide an accessible means for funding support to encourage participation of extension service providers for a more comprehensive training and other complementary extension services towards a modern Philippine agriculture. Through this, the ATI is able to ensure that extension services provided by the local government units, academe, and the private sector are delivered in harmony and in complementary with the programs and services of the different sectors.
Under this system, various extension activities may be proposed to create more opportunities for AFE beneficiaries, partners, and stakeholders.
Research Grant for e-Extension and Knowledge Products and Services - covers research that focuses on the evaluation of the effectiveness of the knowledge products and services, including the e-extension or ICT-based services of the ATI.
Grant for Extension Research and Policy Studies - provided to qualified applicants to undertake policy research/studies on AFE that aim to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of extension delivery systems; the results of the study will provide readily available information support for policy-making decisions affecting the practice of extension.
Grant for AFE Innovation Studies – studies that aim to improve extension practices through the development of new and/or an enhancement of existing extension modalities; knowledge generated from these studies must be novel enough to satisfy what best fits specific contexts.
Grant for the Production of Knowledge Products among ESPs – covers the development, production, reproduction, and dissemination of knowledge products in multimedia format with topics related to agriculture and fisheries; includes the documentation of good agricultural practices as well as indigenous agricultural practices.
Grants for Establishment of Learning Site for Agriculture (LSA) and School for Practical Agriculture (SPA) - encourages farmers to transform their own farms to become an LSA where they can showcase their agricultural technologies and doable farming strategies, making their farm operations successful and worthy of emulation.
Grant for Training and Other Training-related Projects - provided to qualified partners from the three pillars of extension to conduct training and training-related activities/projects, such as school-on-the-air programs and technology demonstrations, to increase the knowledge, skills and attitudes of its immediate and intermediate stakeholders.