"To enhance and institutionalize the e-Extension system in agriculture, fisheries, and natural resources for optimal application, utilization and exchange among users and partners."
PHILIPPINES -- The former director of Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Dr. Mary Ann P. Sayoc, has been recently elected as one of the new members of the Executive Board of the Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT). GCDT is an independent international organization working to ensure conservation and availability of crop diversity essential for food and agriculture. Dr. Sayoc, who is currently the general manager of East-West Seed Company, Inc and president of the Philippine Seed Industry Association, was introduced to the public together with the other new board members of GCDT during its 10th year anniversary celebration last February 21, 2014 in Longyearbyen, Norway. The other new board members introduced were Lewis Coleman from the United States of America, Sir Peter Crane from United Kingdom, Prof. Gebisa Ejeta of Ethiopia, Dr. Prem Lal Gautam of India, and Dr. Mauricio Antonio Lopes of Brazil.
Dr. Sayoc served as the Center Director of the ATI-International Training Center on Pig Husbandry in 1985 before becoming the executive director of ATI in 1998.
(A repost from www.ati.da.gov.ph)
DIPOLOG CITY -- The Agricultural Training Institute, the lead agency in implementing the Department of Agriculture's e-Extension Program for Agriculture and Fisheries, gathered its e-Extension Coordinators from the ATI Network of Training Centers for its 2014 Knowledge Management Updates.
Participated by a total of 35 participants designated for the Knowledge Management initiatives of the Institute, one of the highlights of the the activity is the knowledge sharing forum where learnings of selected staff who attended international trainings along KM last year would be shared.
The activity also served as a venue to formulate strategies and project proposals on KM-related activities to be conducted by the Institute this year.