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DA-ATI, JAEC reaffirm partnership, enhance YFFLTPJ implementation

Friday, May 20, 2022 - 20:45

TOKYO, JAPAN – The Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) reaffirmed its partnership with the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC) and Philippine Embassy in Tokyo to enhance the implementation of the Young Filipino Farm Leaders Training Program in Japan (YFFLTPJ).

“Maintaining an open and mutually beneficial relationship is vital in ensuring program more

ATI Gets FOI Compliance Certification for 2021

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 16:32

ATI receives certification as FOI-compliant for 2021.

DILIMAN, Quezon City—With its continued practice of transparency and full disclosure of information to its clientele and the public, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) receives another certification as “fully compliant” with the Freedom of Information (FOI) program of the national government.

Signed by Secretary and FOI Champion Jose Ruperto Martin Andanar, the certificate of compliance more

Going Solar is Sustainable, Cost-efficient, Davaonon Farmer Says

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 11:02

DILIMAN, Quezon City – A Davaonon farmer has found a more sustainable, cost-efficient, and eco-friendly practice to improve his farming venture, that is 
through the use of solar energy.

KWR Permaculture Farm is an eco-friendly farm resort and ATI Learning Site for Agriculture in Davao del Norte that uses solar energy.

Roni Manching, owner of KWR Permaculture Farm  in Kapalong, Davao del Norte, is advocating for this wise utilization of power.

He talked about the use of solar energy on “Agri Asenso”, a teleradyo program more

ATI Joins Farmers’ & Fisherfolk’s Month Celebration, Supports Strides Towards Modernization, Industrialization

Friday, May 6, 2022 - 09:55

Presidential Proclamation No. 33, series of 1989, declares the month of May as the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month.

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) joins the nation in honoring the immense socioeconomic contributions of the agriculture and fishery workforce and making powerful strides toward modernization and industrialization.

Several activities are lined up for this year’s Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month celebration with the theme, “Modernisasyon at Industriyalisasyon tungo more

14th Nat’l Rice Techno Forum Aids in Promoting Programs for Rice Farmers

Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 17:14

A rice farmer addresses DA officials as she raises some industry concerns during the 14th National Rice Technology Forum in San Ramon, Bula, Camarines Sur. 

BULA, Camarines Sur—The information campaign on the programs and services of the Department of Agriculture (DA) for rice farmers was further strengthened during the 14th National Rice Technology Forum (NRTF). 

Plenary discussions were held to tackle pressing issues in the rice industry. DA officials also introduced new opportunities in terms of yield optimization in hybrid rice production, farm more

14th Nat’l Rice Techno Forum: Maximizing Innovative Technology, Strengthening Partnerships among Industry Players

Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 09:33

NRTF participants take note of the different seed varieties showcased during the field tour in the technology demonstration site at San Ramon, Bula, Camarines Sur.  

BULA, Camarines Sur—With technology and innovation as key strategies for modernization under the “OneDA” Reform Agenda, the Department of Agriculture (DA) promotes the use of automated system and data-driven farming practices among small farmers to improve farm productivity and cut wastes. 

Rice farmers, in particular, are at the center of this modernization campaign with the aim to sustain the more

Waste to asset: Phl delegates explore Netherland’s hog waste management

Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 09:25


QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Twelve (12) representatives from the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture (DA), non-government organizations, and state universities and colleges explored Netherlands’ hog industry and solid waste disposal management during a learning visit on April 12 to 25. 

The delegation is composed of the following team of experts:

Dr. Rosana P. Mula, Director of the more

4 Young Farmers Complete Line-up of YFFLTPJ Batch ‘22

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 11:24

Four young farmers were sent off by ATI Director Rosana Mula and staff for this year’s Young Filipino Farm Leaders Training Program in Japan. 

DILIMAN, Quezon City–Four young farmers who are part of this year’s batch of Young Filipino Farm Leaders Training Program in Japan (YFFLTPJ) were sent off last April 22, 2022 to learn new techniques from Japanese farmers. 

These young farmers came from Kalinga, Albay, Siquijor, and Basilan. Prior to their flight, the trainees completed their 120-hour virtual Nihongo Language class (via Zoom) more

21 NCR School Gardens Declared as New ATI Integrated Urban Agriculture Havens

Monday, April 25, 2022 - 16:37

DILIMAN, Quezon City—There is a emerging trend among some schools in the National Capital Region: school gardens are upscaling into needs-sensitive, pedagogic, cooperative, and productive institutions when it comes to urban and peri-urban agriculture.

Edible gardening using tires is showcaased at the Deparo Elementary School, Caloocan City (Photo Credits: Zcid Bautista Hernaez)

For the first quarter of 2022 alone, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) successfully launched a total of 21 school-based urban agriculture more

Young Pinoys Speak Up for Agriculture

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 13:36


Central Luzon's representative, Ronel de Guzman, participates in the 3-minute speech contest during the 2nd Youth in Agriculture Summit preliminary activity conducted by the Agricultural Training Institute. (photo by ATI Central Luzon)


DILIMAN, Quezon City–The voices of the youth in agriculture were, once again, amplified during the 2nd Youth in Agriculture Summit.

In the 3-minute Speech Contest held as part of this year’s summit, 16 young Filipinos from different parts of the country called on their fellow Millennials and Gen Zs to be involved and help bring change in the agriculture and fisheries sector in the more