The Department of Agriculture launched the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), as its extension and training arm. The ATI offers scholarship programs for degree and non-degree training in agriculture and fisheries through the Expanded Human Resource Development Program and Youth for Agriculture and Fisheries Program. It handles the agriculture and fisheries student scholarship programs in the Philippines.
The ATI, as the orchestrator of the National Extension System, ensures harmonized management of agricultural and fishery extension delivery systems in empowering the farmers and fishers for food security, poverty alleviation and climate change risks resiliency. The Department of Agriculture offers scholarship through the Agricultural Training Institute.
The organization is committed to nurture a culture of excellence, commitment and teamwork among employees, ensure utmost transparency and accountability, guarantee innovative agriculture and fishery extension interventions, and continually improve the effectiveness of the quality management systems. They offer scholarship programs for degree and non-degree training.
In today’s technologically-driven society, millennials seem to be more inclined to seek jobs in the cityscape. However, a group of young farmers in our countryside are stepping up, hoping to create a revolution by going against the grain and aiming for the sustainable. Agriculture is one of the foundations of our nation and the lifeblood of our economy. If there is no agriculture, we are nothing.
The ATI is mandated to lead in the formulation of the national Agriculture and Fisheries Extension (AFE) agenda and budget and prepare an integrated plan for publicly funded training programs in agriculture and fisheries. The Agricultural Training Institute, as the orchestrator of the National Extension System, ensures harmonized management of agricultural and fishery extension delivery systems in empowering the farmers and fishers for food security, poverty alleviation and social equity for sustainable development.
The Expanded Human Resource Development Program (EHRDP)
Along the Department of Agriculture’s mandate of providing quality education and training on science and technology, the EHRDP generally aims to accelerate social progress and promote total human development. It offers a program of continuing education and expand existing program of scholarships in national and international institutions for deserving technical, scientific, and extension workers and practitioners in agriculture and fisheries. Specifically, it aims to
- Offer a program of continuing education for the Department staff;
- Expand existing program of scholarships for degree and non degree training in national and international institutions for deserving technical, scientific and extension workers and practitioners in agriculture and fisheries.
EHRDP Guiding Principles
- It shall be open to all qualified applicants, preferably the best and the brightest.
- The Department shall have the responsibility of providing its personnel equal opportunities for training, education and career development.
- On a continuing basis consistent with the overall framework of the AFMA.
- Scholarships shall be provided through State Universities and Colleges, private colleges and universities/training institutions approved by the ATI Capability Building Committee.
Advanced Degree Courses on:
- Agriculture and Fisheries;
- Food Science;
- Veterinary Medicine;
- Environmental Science and Management;
- Forestry and Natural Resources; and
- Other Agriculture-Related Field
- Short-Term Course Work for Special Skills (e.g., Post-Baccalaureate Diploma Course) as approved by the ATI Capability Building Committee
- Dissertation or research as a requirement for Doctorate Degree
Educational Tour/Field Visits
- Activity design should be submitted to the ATI Capability Building Committee.
Local and international non-degree courses shall be offered to the Department of Agriculture (DA), Local Government Units (LGUs), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and to other practitioners in agriculture and fisheries.
Advanced Degree Courses
- The candidate should have rendered service for at least two (2) years in the Department and/or bureau/attached agency/office as a permanent employee thereof;
- The candidate should be nominated by the Scholarship and Training Committee and endorsed by the Agency Head;
- The candidate must not have been awarded any degree or non-degree grants during the last year for local scholarships;
- He/she must have at least a satisfactory rating for two (2) consecutive rating periods immediately preceding the date of nomination;
- The candidate must be in good health, as certified by a Physician;
- The candidate should not exceed the age limit of 45 years old for Master’s degree and 50 years old for Ph.D.;
- The candidate must not have pending criminal/administrative case;
- The candidate must meet the requirements for admission to the state colleges and universities and other accredited private institutions where he intends to study.
For Specialized Courses, the eligibility requirements are the same with that of the Advanced Degree Courses. In addition, those applying for dissertation/research grant shall submit the abstract of his/her proposed dissertation/research.
The following documents are to be submitted to the Extension Programs and Partnership Division (EPPD) of the ATI-Central Office for scholarship applications:
- Prescribed Application Form (if provided by the School/University);
- Personal Data Sheet with one (1) colored 2” x 2” picture;
- Authenticated copy of Birth Certificate;
- Copy of Diploma and Transcript of Records;
- Certified copy of Appointment;
- Latest Service Record duly certified by the Administrative Officer of his/her Office/ Agency;
- Actual duties and responsibilities duly certified by his/her Immediate Supervisor;
- Certified copies of Performance Rating for the last two (2) rating periods;
- Certificate of no pending administrative case;
- Certification from the Agency/Office head indicating that the nominee is permitted to go on study leave;
- Certificate of Admission from the accredited university/college;
- Abstract of his/her Master’s Thesis, if applying for the Ph.D. level; and
- Medical certification with x-ray results taken within the last two (2) months.
Advanced Degree Courses
- Full basic salary and other benefits from the mother agency for the duration of the scholarship;
- Matriculation and other school fees (actual as assessed by the University/School);
- Book/School Supplies Allowance of Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000) per semester for Masteral and Doctoral Degrees or Seven Thousand Pesos (P7,000) per trimester, or pro-rated as to number of months as necessary if course/program does not follow the semester/trimester schedule;
- Monthly stipend of Eight Thousand Pesos (P8,000)
- Thesis/Dissertation support of a maximum of Fifty Thousand Pesos (Php 50,000) for Masteral Degree and One Hundred Thousand (P100,000) for Doctoral Degree or dissertation research or based on budget as approved by the Adviser;
- Graduation fees (as assessed by the School/University);
- One-time relocation allowance of Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000) to be granted to those scholars who have to study outside their region; and
- Reimbursable one (1) round-trip fare to and from place of residence/place of assignment, to be given at the start and end of the scholarship.
- Full basic salary and other benefits to be paid by the mother agency for the duration of the course;
- Fee including food and accommodations or per diems for the duration of the course work;
- Thesis/Dissertation support of a maximum of Fifty Thousand Pesos (Php 50,000) for Masteral Degree and One hundred Thousand (Php 100,000) for Doctoral Degree or dissertation research or based on budget as approved by the adviser; and
- Traveling expenses (including round-trip airfare) in going to and from the school/ university.
Obligations/Responsibilities of the Scholar
- Sign a Scholarship Contract with ATI upon approval of the scholarship grant;
- Keep up with the standards set by the university/college for his/her degree program and abide by the conditions specified by the training grant;
- Conduct himself/herself in such a manner as not to bring disgrace or dishonor to his/her Agency/Office;
- Not engage in any work for pay or accept other forms of scholarship or fellowship during the scholarship period without the consent of the ATI Capability Building Committee;
- Pursue his/her degree program at the duly designated university/college and in the field of specialization indicated in the Scholarship Contract;
- Direct all efforts towards the completion of the requirements (academic courses and thesis/dissertation) of the degree for which the scholarship is awarded and within the required duration of the program as indicated in his/her Notice of Admission and Scholarship Contract;
- After a semester’s grant the scholar will be entitled to continue as a Scholar provide he/she obtains an average of at least 1.75 or its equivalent, has no grade lower than 2 or its equivalent and at the same time no grade of “incomplete” in any subject. Failure to meet grade requirement automatically disqualifies the scholar;
- Awardees must complete all the requirements for the Degree within the prescribed period of the program. Extension of one (1 semester may be granted upon presentation of valid justifications/reasons, such as but not limited to: disability, sickness, incidents considered as fortuitous events/force majeure and not solely upon the grantee’s behest and/or personal reasons, and upon approval of the ATI Capability Building Committee. In case of non-approval of extension, the awardee shall shoulder the additional expenses to complete the degree as stipulated in the Scholarship Contract; and
- Conduct his/her research (thesis/dissertation) work related to the priority programs, goals and thrusts geared toward the development of the agriculture sector.
The grantee shall serve his/her Office and/or the Department of Agriculture after the scholarship/training for a period of four (4) years per Section 2 of Executive Order No. 367.
You can read the updated and complete EHRDP mechanics here http://ati.da.gov.ph/ati2/node/182
You can read the ATI updated scholarship here http://ati.da.gov.ph/ati2/node/181
Youth in Agriculture and Fisheries Program (YAFP)
This was designed in furtherance of the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) Section 77.3 which mandates the Department of Agriculture, particularly the ATI and the National Agriculture and Fisheries Council (NAFC), in collaboration with other concerned agencies, to expand its existing program for scholarships for degree and non-degree training in agriculture and fisheries.
This is specifically designed for capable and deserving youth, particularly the children of smallholder farmers in order to encourage and support their studies, services and professional careers in agriculture and fisheries. Specifically, the YAFP Scholarship has the following objectives:
- Encourage capable and deserving youth, particularly the children of smallholder farmers and fishers to pursue studies and professional career in agriculture and fisheries;
- Produce new kind of farmers who are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills and possess the right attitude in putting up agribusiness enterprise; and
- Provide subsidy for their education in their chosen courses and careers in agriculture and fisheries.
- The DA shall endeavor to offer a scholarship program open to all deserving children of small farmers and fisherfolk;
- The DA shall enlist the expertise of State Universities and Colleges in providing quality education for the children of smallholder farmers and fisherfolk;
- The DA believes that providing scholarship will attract young talented persons to go into agriculture and fishery professions; and
- Scholarships shall be provided through State Universities and Colleges, private colleges and universities approved by the ATI Capability Building Program Committee.
- The scholarship program shall cover Bachelors Degree related to agriculture, fisheries and other agriculture-related courses;
- The scholarship program shall be granted through schools/universities/institutions as approved by the ATI Capability Building Committee; and
- The scholar shall study on a full-time basis.
- He/She must be a son/daughter of a bonafide small-scale farmer/fisherfolk;
- With parents/guardians having a gross annual income of not more than Php 120,000.00;
- Not more than 30 years old at the time of application to the program;
- The applicant must not have been a delinquent scholar of a previous scholarship. A delinquent scholar is one who already enjoyed a scholarship but was unable to complete the program with no justifiable reason;
- He/She must be willing to apply in the field of specialization that conforms with the DA-ATI priority agriculture-related commodity/discipline; and
- He/She must have passed the entrance/qualifying examination prescribed by the university/college where he/she intends to enroll.
- Certification from ATI Regional Training Center that the applicant is a bonafide son/daughter of a small-scale farmer/fisherfolk;
- Latest BIR-Income Tax Return of parents/guardians or tax exemption certification from the barangay captain;
- Authenticated copy of birth certificate;
- Certification of good moral character from high school Principal;
- Certification of good health from a government physician with x-ray result taken within the last two months;
- Proof of Admission from the University/College;
- Personal Data Sheet with one (1) 2” x 2” colored picture; and
- Copy of Diploma and Form 137.
- Matriculation and other school fees (actual and as assessed by the school/university not exceeding Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (Php 25,000) per semester;
- Books/school supplies Allowance of Php 3,000.00 per year;
- Monthly stipend of Php 3,000per month;
- Research allowance of Php 9,000 to be given in full during the conduct of the research;
- Transportation allowance of Php 2,500 per month;
- Graduation fees (as assessed by the school/university) not exceeding P3,000.00;
- One-time relocation allowance of Php 10,000 to be granted to scholars who have to study outside their region; and
- Reimbursable one time round trip (economy) fare to and from place of residence to be given at the start and end of the scholarship period.
You can read the updated and complete YAFP Program Mechanics here http://ati.da.gov.ph/ati2/node/183
The scholar must:
- Sign a scholarship contract with the DA-ATI upon approval of the scholarship grant;
- Keep up with the standards set by the university/college for his/her degree program and abide by the conditions specified by the scholarship grant;
- Not engage in any work for pay or accept other forms of scholarship or fellowship during the scholarship period without the consent of the ATI Capability Building Committee;
- Direct all efforts towards the completion of the requirements (academic and thesis) of the degree for which the scholarship is awarded and within the required duration of the program as indicated in his/her Notice of Admission and Contract. After a semester’s grant the scholar will be entitled to continue as a scholar provided he/she obtains an average of at least 1.75 or its equivalent, has no grade lower than 2 or its equivalent and at the same time no grade of “incomplete “ in any subject. Failure to meet grade requirement automatically disqualifies the scholar;
- Conduct his/her research (thesis) work related to the priority programs, goals, towards the development of the agriculture sector; and
- Submit semestral academic records to the ATI Capability Building Committee not later than three (3) weeks after the end of semester and before the release of the payment for the succeeding semestral school fees.
Payback/Service Obligation of the Scholar
The scholar upon graduation shall serve the government or the private sector either as extension worker, a farmer entrepreneur or a volunteer leader for one (1 ) year for each year of scholarship.
Breach and Default of Contract
Failure to comply with the conditions contained in the Scholarship Contract through the scholars fault or willful neglect, resignation, voluntary retirement or other causes within his/her control shall be considered a breach and default of contract.
Should there be breach/default, scholars shall pay within one year 100% of the scholarship funds released and/or utilized, without the need of demand.
Mode of Appeal
Upon determination of breach/default, the grantee has thirty (30) working days from receipt of notice within which to file a request for reconsideration with the ATI Capability Building Committee.
The Committee shall decide on the request for reconsideration within seven (7) days from receipt thereof.
The e-Extension Offices and e-Learning Offices
The e-Extension Office is one of the added functionalities of the DA-ATI Training Centers. It is created to support an efficient implementation of the e-Learning approach under DA’s e-Extension Program for Agriculture and Fisheries. The e-Extension Coordinators shall assist in the administration of the e-learning courses by coordinating the field activities of selected courses and in collaboration with the Farmers’ Information Technology Service (FITS) Centers of the different Local Government Units .
The e-Extension Office is equipped with at least two computers, a printer and has broadband Internet connection. Some of the ATI Training Centers have established e-learning lounges for use of e-learners.
There are 16 ATI Training Centers spread across the country plus the computer laboratory housed at the Agriculture and Fisheries Knowledge Center at the ATI Central Office in Quezon City.
- Jackfruit Nursery Management
- Gold in Grains: Cultural Management for Soybean
- Queen Pineapple Production and Postharvest Technology
- Abaca Production (3 courses)
- Auspicious, Vandaceous: Growing Vanda and Vandaceous Orchids
- Basic Urban Gardening
- Citrus Growing: A Promising Enterprise
- From Seed to Seed: Online Course on Corn Production
- Growing Bamboo for Profit and a Healthy Environment
- Growing Banana in the Tropics: Cultural Management for Banana Production
- Increasing Corn Farm Productivity through the Use of Mechanization Technologies
- Integrated Pest Management for Banana
- Jackfruit Production
- Managing Common Diseases in Banana
- Mechanized Rice Transplanting Technology
- Production of High Value Crops in Greenhouse
- Saving The Lost Harvest: Introductory Course On Rice Post Production Technologies
- Savoring the Green Brew: Arabica Coffee Production
- Straw Mushroom Growing: A Viable Agri-Enterprise
- Treasure in Threads: Piña Fiber Processing
- Yummy Yam: Ubi Production
- Basic Beekeeping
- Hail the Quail! Online Course on Quail Production
- Build Assets Through Goats (6 courses)
- Mastering the ABCs of Pig Production
- Walang Aray sa AI: Artificial Insemination in Pigs
Marine & Fisheries
- Taste the Creamiest Cream Dory: Online Course on Pangasius Culture
- Seaweed Farming
- Online Course on Training Management
- Lika! Usap Tayo: Effective Human Communication and Human Relations
- Getting the Big Bucks: Guide to Grant Proposal Writing
- Changing People’s Lives Through Effective Extension Delivery
- Working Together Works! An Online Course on Community
- Basic Agricultural Marketing Extension
- Mokusaku: Wood Vinegar Production
- Organic Fertilizer for Sustainable Agriculture
- Vermicomposting: Turning Trash to Cash
- Integrated Rice-Duck Farming
- Insects Away the Alternative Way! (DEMO COURSE)
- Crops Videos
Digital Techno/Info Kits
- Cacao Techno Kit
- Highland Vegetable Production Kit
- Organic Fertilizer Production Kit
- Durian Production Kit
- Lowland Vegetable Production Kit
- Cashew Production Kit
- The Philippine Cattle Industry
- Broiler Production
- Bangus Techno Kit
- Hog Finishing Production Information Kit
- Meat Processing
- Citrus Production Kit
- Coffee Production Kit
- Corn TechnoKit
- Mango 1: Mango Processing Information Guide
- Mango 2: A Guide to Mango Production
- Total Quality and Productivity for Rice
- Banana Production Guide
- More Useful Learning Resources
- Test Course 1 – Articulate
- e-Learning Briefer Summary
Previous Versions of Courses
- Main Content for Banana1
- Main Content for Seaweed1
- Main Content for EDS1
- Main Content for Citrus1
- Insects Away, the Alternative Way (APM1)
- Main Content for ORGANIC1.2
- Main Content for VERMI1
- Main Content for Organic1
- Main Content for PIG1
- Working Together, Works: Community Organizing (COMMORG1.2)
- Main Content for AGRIMARK1
- Main Content for COMMORG1
- Main Content for Goat1
- Main Content for Goat2
- Growing Banana in the Tropics (BANANA3)
- Yummy Yam: Ubi Production (YAM1.2)
- Main Content for Yam1
- Main Content for Banana2
- Integrated Pest Management for Banana (BANANA2.2) T
- Auspicious, Vandaceous: Growing Vanda Orchids (ORCHID1.2)
- Main Content for ORCHID1
- Production of High Value Crops in Greenhouses (GREENHOUSE 1.3)
- Main Content for Greenhouse1.2
- Main Content for Greenhouse1
- Main Content for Jackfruit1
- Main Content for Jackfruit1.01
- Main Content for Abaca 2
- Main Content for Abaca1
- Main Content for Abaca 1.02
- Main Content for Bamboo1
- Main Content for Coffee1
- Main Content for Corn1
See more information about the course categories here http://e-extension.gov.ph/elearning/course/index.php
Submit Your Application And Questions To
Agricultural Training Institute Central Office
ATI Building, Elliptical Road, Diliman
Quezon City 1100 Philippines
Trunkline: (63-2) 9298541 to 49
Fax no. (63-2) 9209792
You can also reach us through the Farmers’ Contact Center (8am-5pm, Mondays – Fridays except holidays):
1800-10-982AGRI (or 1800-10-9822474) – for provincial toll-free calls
02-982-AGRI (or 982-2474) – for Metro Manila
0920-946AGRI (0920-9462474) for all networks