ATI Network Maps Out Plans for the Next Two Years

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 22:27

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), with its network of training centers and the Central Office’ operating units, concluded the workshop series on the development of the Institute’s budget proposals for FY 2025 and indicative plans for FY 2026.

Titled "Charting Directions towards Results-Based Interventions: Technical Review and Planning Workshop for FY 2025 and Evaluation of Priorities and Development Target Setting for FY 2026”, the activity gathered the division chiefs, training center directors, planning officers, and budget officers across the ATI Network.

Career Development and Management Division Chief Editha Vinuya emphasized the key points in coming up with the plans for the next two years, that is, base decisions from data; shift from "business as usual" practices; and initiate a change in mindset in implementing training and extension programs.

During the workshop, Director Remelyn Recoter stressed that the Institute’s plans should align with the policy directives of the Agriculture Secretary’s “Para sa Masaganang Bagong Pilipinas".  Specifically, Recoter reiterated that the plans and budget proposals should contribute to the agriculture and fisheries (AF) sector goals which are: achieving food security for the Filipino people through boosting agricultural production and ensuring accessibility to affordable and nutritious food; and developing a profitable industry for farmers, fisherfolk, and all stakeholders involved in the value chain.

Assistant Director Antonieta Arceo also provided valuable inputs to ensure that the PBPs are aligned with the Institute's goals and objectives as well. The ATI Management likewise highlighted that the programs, projects, and activities should be purposive, needs-based, and supported by statistics and gaps from AF extension needs assessment.

The consolidated outputs from the workshops will form the foundation for ATI’s FY 2025 budget proposal that will be presented to the Department, along with the indicative plans for FY 2026.

The series of workshops was held from February to March 2024 in Batanes (Luzon Cluster), Negros Oriental (Visayas Cluster), Camiguin (Mindanao Cluster), and Pampanga (Central Office).