AFMA ( RA 8435 )
ATI is committed to support the Agriculture and Fisheries
Modernization Act of 1997 (RA 8435) which prescribes urgent measures
to modernize agriculture and fisheries sectors in order to enhance
their challenges of globalization. Thus, the Institute plays
an important role in the following:
ATI and the DA Regional Field Units (RFUs), in collaboration
with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and
Commission on Higher Education (CHED) shall immediately accelerate
and strengthen capability building activities of small-holders
in planning, development budgeting and management.
The extension function of the DA shall be undertaken by RFUs
and ATI training centers in collaboration with LGUs and State
Colleges and Universities under the overall national coordination
of the DA Undersecretary of Research Development and Extension.
The following are an initial list of extension activities that
the Institute will undertake:
Training services :
- LGU improvement activities
- technology packaging
- technology transfer
- technology showcasing
- information materials dissemination
- evaluation services
- CRM paradigm/intervention introduction
- monitoring services
- scholarship programs
- commissioning of private sector extension groups
Delivery of Extension Activities
The delivery of agriculture and fisheries extension services
shall be multidisciplinary and shall involve the farmers, fisherfolk
and their organizations, and those engaged in food and nonfood
production and processing, including the private and public sectors.
Council on Extension Research and Development in Agriculture
and Fisheries (CERDAF) the National Extension System in Agriculture
and Fisheries (NESAF)
As a primemover for AFMA, ATI leads in the formulation of
agriculture and fisheries extension agenda and serves as the
CERDAF Secretariat for extension and training.
Created by Executive Order No. 116, ATI is tasked to do the following:
Train agricultural and fisheries extension workers and their
Conduct location-specific training programs to promote and accelerate
agriculture. and rural development.
Ensure that research results are communicated to farmers and
fisherfolk and other stakeholders.