Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) handed over P400,000 funding support to Davao Oriental State University for an extension project to conserve traditional rice varieties as Peria, Dinorado, San Pablo, Remulites, among others. PIA
Pursuant to Executive Order no 338 (Restructuring the Department of Agriculture Providing Funds Therefore and Other Purposes) and in consistent with the Republic Act 8435 (Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act of 1997), the Institute is mandated to (ATI)
lead in the formulation of the National Agriculture and Fisheries Extension (AFE) agenda and budget;
prepare an integrated plan for publicly-funded training programs in agriculture and fisheries;
formulate and issue guidelines in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating AFE programs; and
assist, in coordination with state universities and colleges, the local government units extension system by improving their effectiveness and efficiency through capability building and complementary extension activities such as technical assistance, training of LGU personnel, improvement of physical facilities, extension cum research and information support services.
The Davao Oriental State University (formerly Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology).consists of the DOSCST located in Mati City and all of its existing satellite campuses in the municipalities of Banaybanay, Cateel, and San Isidro in Davao Oriental province. Its main campus will be the one located at Mati City.
The university will provide undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs and short-term courses in these fields of study.
The institution was first established as a Mati Community College (MCC) in 1972 run by the local government and was converted into the Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology in 1989 under the Republic Act 6807.
DOrSU is the third state-run university located in the Davao region, along with the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) and the University of the Philippines Mindanao, both main campuses are located in Davao City.(davaotoday)