#atifotos ATM: Data Management System training for the Livestock Coordinators of CAR. It aims to equip the participants with knowledge and skills on how to use and operate appropriate computer software & applications to organize process, analyze and package agricultural data. #atiinteractive#atiinspire#instadaily#instagood#learning
#atifotos In response to the request of the RBO officers and coordinators during a consultation earlier this year the ATI-CAR conducted a "Training of Trainers on Organizational Development for Provincial and City RBO Coordinators and Officers of CAR." The training was implemented on May 16 to 18, 2018 at the Benguet OPAg Crop Technology Station, Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet. #atiinteractive#atiinspire#rbo
#HappeningNow 15 bright young minds representing 15 regions all over the country contend in the battle of the wits for the 66th Farm Youth (4-H) National Convention Quiz Bee. The top three contenders will be awarded soon. Good luck and congratulations! 😊
Photo and updates: Mae B. Tubera, PAS, ATI Region 6
Some of our participants in the Training Course on Video Documentation of Success Stories had their field shoot today at Uma Verde Econature Farm. This is one of the most exciting parts of the training where they get to practice what they have learned about interviewing techniques, and AV scriptwriting, and most importantly, draw inspiration from Ms. Edelissa Ramos’ story
of beginnings, challenges and triumphs. #umaverdeeconaturefarm#aticalabarzon#atiinspire#farmer#inspire
"There is money in agriculture and farming must be treated as business" This is what the Bukidnon Provincial Agriculturist, Engr. Alson G. Quimba emphasized as he delivered an inspirational message during the Opening Program of the Training-Workshop for Facilitators of Climate Smart Farm Business School. This training is held at NMACLRC, Dalwangan, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon and will run until May 29, 2018.
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#ATIINSPIRE Rolando Aban from San Felipe, Tantangan, South Cotabato inherited not only his father's passion in farming but also his practices. For a long time, he used chemicals in growing vegetables in their quarter-hectare land. However, despite the higher profits that he can have through inorganic methods, "Lando" shifted to organic farming to prioritize his and his family's health.
The lessons he got from hosting a Farmers' Field School of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) helped Lando's transition. Now, instead of spraying pesticides, he uses oriental herbal nutrients. To promote the growth of plants, he uses fermented plant juice. All materials used in these concoctions can be found in one's home.
Upon converting his farm, nearby farmers ridiculed him, saying that it wouldn’t be sustainable and he would eventually go back to his conventional ways. Remaining firm in his belief, he pushed forward. Whenever he had a chance, he would gladly invite other farmers to his farm to share more about his practices.
Today's climate conditions continue to worsen. We all have a part to play in caring for the planet. Farming practices that are not destructive to the environment can indeed go a long way. Do you have eco-friendly practices that you would like to share? Hit the comments section and start the conversation! #ishareknowledge#ifarmnow
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Seasong Long Training on Enabling the AgRiDOC: A New Breed of Agricultural Development Officers of the Community from June 25-October 2018. For more details, please contact Rice Focal Ms. Mary Ann Ramos at 09088741750 or email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Send your applications now! Deadline of submission will be on June 15. 😊
#HappeningNow ATI Learning Site cooperator Emma Tolentino guides the teachers of Cielito Zamora Memorial School in mixing vermicast with compost soil and using plastic bottles as plant containers with cloth to keep the water in. #ishareknowledge#atiinspire
#HappeningNow ATI Learning Site cooperator Emma Tolentino talks about how to use kitchen waste in organic farming at Cielito Zamora Memorial School. Around 100 kindergarten and elementary school teachers join the activity as part of the school's effort to improve their Gulayan sa Paaralan program. #ishareknowledge#atiinspire
#HappeningNow Emma Tolentino, owner of ATI Learning Site Eco Natural Integrated Farm, conducts ocular inspection of the school garden at Cielito Zamora Memorial School in Caloocan City. Tolentino also shares some tips on what vegetables can be planted in the shaded and open areas of the school's compound and how to augment the soil. Later on, she will give a lecture on organic-based urban agriculture for the school's teachers. #ishareknowledge#atiinspire
Learning Site (LS) owner Lourdes "Lulu" V. Abad receives her complementary copies of our success story book "Bahandi". Ms. Abad, as featured in the book, is being flanked by OIC-Center Director Maria Lydia Adviento Echavez (L) and Info Chief Noemi Beth Lasmarias-Gomez Macario (R). #atinorthernmindanao#ishareknowledge#ATIiNspire
#TECHNOTIPS Fishing has been a lucrative venture here in the Philippines thanks to our rich resources and hardworking fishers. Pangasius can generate good profit as it exhibits fast growth when cultured. If you want to venture into pangasius farming and production, worry no more as we got you covered.
Pangasius, also known as cream dory, is a migratory tropical river catfish which migrates upstream to take refuge and spawn, then downstream to feed and mature. It can reach sexual maturity at 2-3 years of age and eproduction in captivity is by hormone injection.
A good environment to culture pangasius requires efficient source of water and electricity. It should also be free from pollution, poachers, or any disturbance.
The size of the culture system should also be taken into consideration. The ideal pond compartment is 1,600 to 2,400 sqm with water-depth of 1.5 to 2 meters. Meanwhile for the cage, the ideal size is 10×10 meters with 5 meters in depth and stocking density of 15 to 50 per cubic meter.
Pangasius can be fed with kitchen waste, rice bran or pelleted feeds (recommended for faster growth and better fish quality) at a rate of 2.5% of their average body weight (ABW) and will be adjusted bi-weekly. It is omnivorous during their first year and become herbivorous for the following years.
Harvesting can be done in partial (selective harvesting) or total harvesting. Pangasius can be harvested for about 5-6 months of culture period and it can reach the weight of 1-1.5 kilogram given the proper pond management.
Want to learn more of this? Visit extension.gov.ph/elearning.
OIC-Center Director Maria Lydia A. Echavez discusses "Risk Base Thinking" to the center staff to avert future problem and issues which could hamper the center's productivity and efficiency. This activity is also to improve processes and procedures in the office in preparation for its application for ISO 9001.
Rice Crop Manager (RCM) briefing here in Dumayas, Malaybalay, Bukidnon with Information Services agents (third from left) Mary Lie Monteroyo, Jeric L. Cabatac and Cassandra Camille L. Rosos.
The RCM briefing continues here at sitio Dumayas in Barangay Maligaya, Malaybalay, Bukidnon. Attendees and participants were able to raise questions regarding rice farming and got recommendations based from the RCM free app.
ON GOING: Check out some of the photos of delicacies prepared by participants during the Training on Corn and Cassava Food Processing cum Gender and Development at Parva Inn, Sibalom, Antique from May 16-18, 2018.
Attending are 30 homemakers, women farmers, extension workers, and rural-based organization members from the province of Antique.
The three day training aims to equip the participants with knowledge and skills in processing of corn and cassava as well as increase awareness about statutory provisions that promote protection of women and children.
Among the delicacies prepared so far are cassava egg balls, baye baye, cassava cake, and muffins. Thanks to Learning Site Cooperator, Trainer, and National Assessor for Food Processing Mrs. Connie Carillo of Kryz Vocational Technical School for sharing the knowledge! 😊
Updates and photos: Joche T. Barrientos, PAS, ATI Region 6
Rice Crop Manager (RCM) Briefing with Info Chief Noemi Beth G. Macario here in Pangantucan, Bukidnon. RCM is a free application designed to provide farmer-specific recommendations with customizable rice crop and nutrient management guide.
Barangay Kagawad Edgardo Tuba welcomed the participants.
Salute to all our farmers and fishers!
With the theme, “Makabagong magsasaka at mangingisdang Pilipino, Susi sa tunay na pagbabago,” the Agricultural Training Institute joins the nation in celebrating this year’s Farmers’ and Fisherfolk's Month.
Spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture, the celebration aims to recognize the invaluable contributions of our farmers and fishers in nation-building. All Filipino agricultural laborers are likewise acknowledged in their efforts towards the advancement of food production in the country. #ishareknowledge#atiinspire
Happening Right Now.
Learning site, school for practical agriculture and farm tourism cooperators and extension service providers of region 1 gather together at ATI-RTC I for the Training on Project Proposal Preparation
#TECHNOTIPS It's summer time and what better way to brush off the heat but eat mango shakes and mango float! If you want to venture into producing mangoes, worry no more as we got you covered.
Mango is one of the most important fruit crops in the country. It has high market demand in both local and export markets. Several mango cultivars are grown in the Philippines but the most important are the 'Carabao' and 'Pico'. 'Carabao' mango was considered as the "sweetest" mango in the world.
Mango grows anywhere in the country. However for profitable
production, ideal soil and climate should be considered. The ideal growing conditions for mango are distinct wet and dry seasons with at least four to five months of dry period.
In terms of harvesting, handpicking can be done for small trees while picking pole is required for large and tall trees. Harvesting of mango is recommended after 8:00 AM to lessen turgor pressure which is high in the fruit early morning.
Want to learn more of this? Visit e-extension.gov.ph/elearning.
CALL FOR APPLICANTS: First 25 qualified applicants will be chosen for the assessment on NC II for Organic Agriculture Production. The assessment will be conducted on August 20-24, 2018 at Connie Carillo Diversified Farm, Brgy. Cairohan, Bingawan, Iloilo.
For inquiries, please contact Organic Agriculture Focal Ms. Solita V. Ramirez at 0927-9749635 or 0928-9019875. The deadline will be on June 15, 2018. Get certified and submit your applications now! 😊
#HappeningNow Agriculturist Erlyn Billones of BPI Guimaras NCRDPSC demonstrates various mango processing techniques such as Mango Preserve, Mango Atsara, and Mango Purée which some participants also get to taste. These and more happening today at the Free Seminar on Mango Production and Processing in the ATI Compound, Diliman, Quezon City. #ishareknowledge#atiinspire
#JustIn A free seminar for mango enthusiasts is ongoing at the Mess Hall, ATI Compound, Diliman, Quezon City. Bureau of Plant Industry- Guimaras National Crop Research, Development, and Production Support Center Chief Yondre Yonder talks about Mango Production. #ishareknowledge#atiinspire
Happening right now!! Facilitator Meeting for Training of Trainers- School Children Field School on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Nutrition thru Sustainable Vegetable Production at Mariano Marcos Memorial Elementary School, Batac City, Ilocos Norte.
Dr. Joel Malunao, Admin Officer V of City School Division of Batac delivering his message.
We, at the Agricultural Training Institute, recognize the role of the youth in agriculture as they are the hope and future of our nation. In this latest issue of ACCESS, check out how students and teachers are starting to get their hands dirty to grow food after learning about farming through our programs such as “ROARS: Rice and Organic Agriculture Awareness Reach Schools” and “Glamourizing Farming through Agriculture: Metropolitan Youth in Sustainable and Healthy Living.” Even YOU can be a part of the growing farming community! Visit our website, www.ati.da.gov.ph, to download the January-March 2018 issue of ACCESS to know more about our campaign on #urbanagriculture . #ishareknowledge#atiinspire
#JustIn Twenty three participants of the training for Agricultural Development Officers of the Community or AgRiDOC from Region 1 stopped by the Learning and Discovery (LeAD) Center today. Guided by staff from the Information Services Division, the group toured around the different zones of the LeAD Center where they saw displays on the history of agricultural extension, farming systems in the Philippines, agricultural value chains, and many others. #LEarnAndDiscover#ishareknowledge#atiinspire (photos by Mariko Teresa Ortiz)
Mr. Michael D. Villezar, Information Officer II of ATI-RTC V presents the guidelines for Climate Information Services (CIS) for Farmer Information Technology Services (FITS ) to Magsasakang Siyentista (MS) participants during the opening of the three-day training on MS Formation for Empowering Partnership: Leadership and Capacity Building Training for MS Officers and Members.
This training aim to express the functions of the officers and members and its necessary skills, explain the basic principles of organization and discuss different leadership and capacity building skills.
Held here at Macagang Business Center, Nabua, Camarines Sur from today, May 8-10, 2018.
#atifotos ATM: A consultation meeting for the second year implementation of the "Supporting Smallholder Farmers in Asia & Pacific Islands through Strengthened Agricultural Advisory Services (SAAS) Project.” The meeting focuses on the updates of the project, its accomplishments, and plans. Specifically, the concept notes of the catch-up plan activities will be presented followed by a plenary session. The group will also discuss the conduct of community based participatory management in CAR, review the climate farm base module in CAR setting in relation to the adaptation and innovation of CHARMP 2, and look into the documentation of eight innovations/ best practices of CHARMP 2.
The group will also discuss policy initiatives related to the project such as the inclusion of agriculture sector as thematic area in the indicator of Seal of Good Local Governance in the LGU, and the review of current curriculum and retrofit to fit in the new concept of extensionist. #atiinteractive#atiinspire#ishareknowledge
We already have more or less 100 pre-registered participants based on our first promotional post. For those who have reserved slots, make your registrations/reservations official by clicking the link pinned above this post. Fill-out the needed information thru the link, and see yah here.
For now, registration and reservation of slots for the “Seminar on Mushroom Production and Container Gardening” are closed.
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#ATIINSPIRE It's May again! It's that time of the year when we highlight the hard work of our farmers and fishers as part of the celebration of the Farmers’ and Fisherfolks’ Month.
One farmer who has been dedicating his life to agriculture is 81-year-old Elias Sustituido. Elias owns the 4.5-hectare El Sustituido Farm in Barangay Concordia Sur, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras which is a Learning Site for Integrated Diversified Organic Farming System of the Agricultural Training Institute. Elias engaged in farming at an early age and even stayed in the United States of America for around 10 years to learn about farming. Now, even in his old age, he continues to cultivate his farm with what he dubbed as the "6Cs" as his major commodities: cashew, cacao, coconut, cowpea, carabao, and chicken.
Aside from working in the farm, Elias takes every opportunity to share his knowledge with visitors in their farm and with other farmers that he interacts with. Indeed, Elias isn't wasting time to help Philippine agriculture reach its full potential. #ishareknowledge#ifarmnow
Here are some snapshots of what's waiting for you at the Treasures of SOX: A Travel and Trade Expo Year 3! Come over and score these products from our local farmers in the Sox region. Make sure to visit the Agricultural Training Institute 12, Booths 17 and 18, today until Sunday at the Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City. #treasuresofSOX#atiinspire#ishareknowledge
DISCOVER. NETWORK. INVEST. Spend your #FridayFunday here at Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City as SOCCSKSARGEN goes to Manila for the Treasures of SOX: A Travel and Trade Expo Year 3! Make sure to drop by the booths of Agricultural Training Institute 12 and check out the farm products from our Learning Sites in Region 12. This event runs today until May 6, 2018. See you! #treasuresofSOX#ishareknowledge#atiinspire
#JustIn : Some senior officials from the Ministry of Agriculture of Bangladesh visited the Institute's Learning and Discovery Center earlier today as part of their week-long study tour on advanced technologies of increasing productivity and value addition in agriculture commodities. #ishareknowledge#atiinspire