ATI Holds Training of Trainers on Soybean Production

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 14:30

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DILIMAN, Quezon City – The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is conducting a comprehensive training program on soybean production and postharvest management with participants from the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Offices and the Institute’s network of training centers.

This initiative forms part of the Institute’s ongoing efforts under the National Corn Program to continuously develop the skills of its manpower and those from the DA’s regional offices to eventually improve the quality of agricultural training services provided to the stakeholders on the soybean value chain.

As ATI Director Remelyn R. Recoter puts it, she hoped that the new trainers would “spearhead purposive training programs in the provinces with high potentials for capacity-building interventions on value-chain development, and effectively deliver topics related to soybean production-to-postharvest technologies, both in theory and practice.”

Specifically, this program covers various topics under the Institute’s ladderized training curriculum for corn, cassava, soybean, and sorghum. Topics also include the status and direction of the Philippine soybean industry, site selection process and cultural management of soybean, harvest and post-harvest management technologies, as well as insect pest and disease management. The training will also devote time to cover an interactive discussion on instructional materials for soybean capacity-building to ensure the effective cascading of regional representatives to their clientele.

The training is being held at the Rural Development Education Center, ATI Building, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City, from June 17 to 21, 2024.