DILIMAN, Quezon City—Key officials and employees across the nationwide network of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) convened for the FY 2023 Annual Performance Review and FY 2024 Commitment Signing to assess the overall operations in attaining the commitments under the General Appropriations Act for 2023 and to mark the official start of the implementation of the work plan for 2024.
During the opening program, ATI Director Remelyn Recoter highlighted in her message the policy directions and strategic plans geared towards the achievement of the goals for agriculture and fishery extension (AFE). She also encouraged all ATI operating units and personnel to be motivated and inspired to go beyond what is expected and deliver excellent and quality programs and services, as the capacity-builder, knowledge bank, and catalyst of the extension system.
In 2023, numerous activities and programs were developed, modified, and enhanced to suit and address the needs of its clients nationwide. A total of 13,964 AEWs and 53,891 farmers, fishers, and other individuals were trained under various programs with the reported 98.76% cash utilization rate of the total cash allocation. These accomplishments were made possible through the joint efforts of the ATI units, training centers, extension partners, and other stakeholders.
During the activity, the results of various extension-related researches, feedback studies, and other relevant information were discussed. These provided input to the ATI’s FY 2024 work and financial plan that was signed by the Central Office and training centers in a short ceremony.
“This important activity will ensure that the Institute is on the right track in serving the agriculture sector,” ATI Policy and Planning Division (PPD) chief Milagros Urbano said.
With this, the ATI is committed and expected to play an important role in contributing to the achievement of the Agriculture Secretary’s vision “Para Sa Masaganang Bagong Pilipinas”.
The activity was led by the ATI’s PPD and was attended by the Directorate, Center Directors, Division Chiefs, heads from the Admin and Finance Unit, chief of Extension Programs and Development Section, administrative officers, planning officers, and monitoring officers. This was held from January 29 to February 1, 2024 at the Rural Development and Education Center in this city.