ATI to pursue latest global certification
The Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is now on transition for the latest International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certification for a much improved extension services.
In the recent conduct of orientation on ISO 9001:2015 Cum Initial Gap Assessment of the Remaining Nine Expansion Centers, ATI’s OIC-Director Luz Taposok stressed the need to demonstrate effective management through quality procedures and processes.
“We, in the government, serve as regulators and implementors of various policies, programs, projects and activities. Therefore, it is also necessary for us to observe a sound and regulated management system,” Taposok said.
Taposok said that compliance with the standards is central to ATI’s productivity and more importantly, in gaining the public’s confidence.
During the orientation, the participants have been exposed to the risk-based analysis approach which is one of the prominent features of the ISO 9001: 2015.
According to Taposok, the identification, measurement and management of risks lead to creation of appropriate solutions to various challenges and problems encountered during the operations.
Thus, the delivery of extension services will not be hampered nor compromised especially in time-sensitive transactions.