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Agricultural Training Institute XII launches another Learning Site in Magandang Gen-San

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:00am

On June 8, 2017, the Felicidad Orchard and Garden Organics owned by Mr. James F. Reamon was officially launched as one the Learning Sites of Agricultural Training Institute in Region XII.

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Priest advocates Edible Landscaping to change Community in Cotabato Province

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 1:58pm

Fr. Eduardo “Ponpon” C. Vasquez, OMI, the Director of the Oblate Galilee Farm (OGF) in Antipas, Cotabato vowed to help change the mindset and landscape of Barangay Malangag in Antipas, Cotabato after attending the Training on Edible Landscaping which was conducted by the ATI-RTC XII on May 17-19, 2017 in their place.  Fr.

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Upi farmers braving the challenges towards a healthy community

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:47am

When the term “Organic farming” or “Natural farming” is uttered, many farmers associate the term to “low income”. When many has set their minds in that line of thinking, potential organic converts are influenced and return to their traditional way of farming in which chemicals are used in growing food.
In Upi, Maguindanao, farmers braved the criticism and challenges in growing naturally grown food. Farmers defied the majority and took their first step toward a healthy food for their family and community.

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Achieving a Healthy Life thru Herbs : Lanao del Sur farmers to grow Herbs for Processing and Utilization

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 4:24pm

Herbs are popularly used in adding fragrance, flavor, and nutrient value to food in culinary dishes. Though herbs were utilized for medicine and remedies during the ancient times, herbal medicines are slowly gaining back its popularity. With the rise of herbal medicine consumers, the production rate of herbs is not high enough to be able to provide to all.

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From Selfie to High Impact Photos : FITS Staff in SOX shares Information through Photos

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 10:47am

We are at an age where information is as crucial as our daily basic needs. Information can either destroy or enhance one’s life.

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ATI in SOX Goes Beyond Boundaries to Secure support for AgriDOC Implementation in Municipalities

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:13am

ATI in SOX remains committed in its goal to assist AgRiDOC trainees in the implementation of all learning they have attained during the season-long training.

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Classroom at the Farm Setup for Farmers of Upi, Maguindanao

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 3:57pm
Organic Farming has steadily spreading across the country just a few years since R.A. 10068 was enacted. Organically grown products are in high demand today as more people are selecting healthy food rather than food rich in chemicals.   In Upi, Maguindanao, a Farmers' Field School (FFS) on organic vegetable was conducted in partnership of Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) XII and the Local Government Unit of the said municipality.  

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Pomology on the GO : AgriDOC to Grow More Fruit Trees

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:48am

AgRiDOC trainees of the on-going AgriDOC training were trained on Pomology or the science of growing fruit. The topic covered lecture-discussion on the sexual and different asexual propagation techniques of fruit trees.  

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Small Talk Big Impact : AgRiDOC Trainees and Farmers engage in a Stress Free Discussion

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:32am

One unique activity of the AgRiDOC training is the conduct of AgRiKapihan. This activity is a simple gathering of AgRiDOC trainee's and farmers, usually composed of around 25-30 individuals, who will talk about the different issues and concerns in rice farming over a cup of coffee and pandesal.

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AgRiDOC in SOX delivers New Breed of Extension to Farmer of Sarangani

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 2:44pm

AgRiDOC trainees of  ATI-XII conducted ocular inspection and field test of the rice doctor mobile application in the municipality of Maitum, Sarangani Province last February 11, 2017.
The 1-hectare farm visited was owned by Mr. Julito C. Ramirez, a native of Maitum and a farmer practitioner for almost 35 years. During the field walk, various rice diseases were observed by the training participants, to wit; bacterial leaf blight (BLB) and sheath blight, among others. There was also visible damage caused by rodents.

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Farm Tourism in SOX: A Scenic Spot full of healthy food over Lake Sebu

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 1:44pm

The Sebul Farm, located in the enchanted municipality of Lake Sebu, the tourism and summer capital of the Province of South Cotabato, springs a natural farm with lots of opportunities waiting.

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Farm Tourism in SOX: Food Processing Queen’s Farm from Tupi

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 1:37pm

As soon as R.A. 10816, the Farm Tourism Development Act of 2016 came out barely a year ago, a good number of enterprising farmers from Region XII began to transform their farms into farm tourism sites in support to the call.   

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Farm Tourism in SOX: The Inviting Farm Experience in the Rolling Hills of Sarangani

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 1:30pm

With the enactment of R.A. 10816, known as the Farm Tourism Development Act of 2016, Farm Tourism sites began mushrooming not only in Luzon but even in Mindanao. Few enterprising farmers in SOX (Region XII) answered the call and took the challenge of transforming their farms into farm tourism sites.

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Farm Tourism in SOX: A Prolific Inventor and Pilot’s Farm, 1st Farm Tourism site in Region XII

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 3:56pm

President Benigno S. C. Aquino III signed into law R.A. No. 10816, also known as the “Farm Tourism Development Act of 2016” (the “Act”), on May 23, 2016.  The idea behind this is Act is mainly recognizing the importance of agriculture in sustaining and enhancing human life, not just in terms of food production, but also in providing livelihood to a major portion of the population,

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Farm Tourism in SOX: Picturesque Farm by Organic Farming Believers from Koronadal City

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 2:51pm

The GerNil Farms, owned and managed by Mr. and Mrs. Gerardo Cordero, is composed of 3 parcels of agricultural farms, all are located in Brgy. Topland, Koronadal City.  The farm is obviously a picture of a hardworking owners and believers of organic farming as it boasts organically-grown cacao, coconut, banana, mangosteen, guyabano, and lanzones. They are also into “palay-isdaan”, a farming activity combining palay and tilapia for greater production and income. 

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Farm Tourism in SOX: Edible Landscaping Passion in Pigcawayan

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:38pm

Aside from SOX’s scenic spots, beaches, mountains and bodies of water, farm lands are among the most prominent natural feature of Region XII.  With the advent of Farm Tourism, a good number of enterprising farmers from the region who believe in its economic benefits develop their farms into farm tourism sites. 

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Tue, 03/14/2017 - 1:58pm

Farming is an integral aspect of Filipino culture.  From here, the trade can easily be cultivated into a “farm tourism” activity as it gained increasing popularity in and out of the country.  Farm Tourism is simply a literal combination of the words “farm” and “tourism” which basically involves farm or agricultural-based activity intent of drawing visitors for first-hand experiences in farming for recreational and educational purposes. 

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