Shaping Development Strategies during 24th AWGATE Meeting

Delegates from the ASEAN Member States attend the 24th AWGATE meeting in Thailand.

KANCHANABURI, Thailand – Poverty and hunger are long-term global problems severely experienced in the developing countries. As the ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Agriculture and Training Extension (AWGATE) recently held its 24th meeting, improved policies and actions plans on agriculture extension have been formulated to address these worldwide challenges.

Taposok Acknowledges Partners in Strengthening the AFMech Law

Dr. Luz Taposok serves as the guest speaker during the Island-Wide Congress for AFMech Stakeholders in Cebu

LAHUG, Cebu City – To express support and appreciation to the stakeholders of the Agriculture and Fisheries Mechanization (AFMech) in the Philippines, OIC-Director Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) served as the guest speaker during the recently concluded Island-Wide AFMech Congress in the Visayas.

Dr. Taposok underscored the significance of building support systems for the AFMech Law or Republic Act (RA) 10601.

Worldwide Adoption of IPM on Fruit Crops

Dr. Luz Taposok promotes the practice of IPM during the Philippines-Thailand Bilateral Training Course at Bayview Hotel

MANILA – In the context of food security and affordability, the application of good agricultural practices (GAP) and integrated pest management (IPM) are two farming techniques widely promoted by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

ATI OIC Director Luz A. Taposok, in her opening remarks for the recently held Philippines – Thailand Bilateral Training Course on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Mango Production, urged the agricultural practitioners to understand the breadth and depth of the concept of IPM.

Young Farmers: Frontliners of Sustainable Development

Dr. Luz Taposok delivers an inspirational message for the young farmers during Provincial Training of Trainers on Binhi Program

IBA, Zambales – “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Dr. Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) cited this old Chinese proverb to emphasize the importance of leadership during the Provincial Training of Trainers (TOT) on Binhi ng Pagasa Program for Young Filipino Farmers held recently.

Climate-Smart Farming Business to Combat Climate Change Problems

Dr. Luz Taposok welcomes participants from ASEAN Member States during opening program of Climate-Smart Farming Business training

MANILA – OIC-Director Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) stressed the need to shift to a market-oriented farming as some ASEAN Member States gather to undergo training and formulate plans on how to deal with agricultural losses due to the changing climate.

“Sustainable Agriculture Focused on Climate-Smart Farming Business is a practical response to the short and long-term problems caused by climate change.” Dr. Taposok stated during the course orientation and opening program.

The Need to Increase Awareness on Agribusiness

DA-RFO representatives and ATI training center directors during orientation and consultation on KAMMP in the ATI central office.

DILIMAN, Quezon City --

“Agribusiness is not yet widely known and understood. This is why we have to continue taking steps and measures on how to spread awareness and knowledge on this field which has a huge potential to sustain a country.”

This was stated by OIC-Director Luz A. Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) during the Consultation and Orientation on Kapatid Agri-Mentor Me Program (KAMMP).

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