ALFONSO, Cavite—Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar called for collective support in lowering the cost of production for organic agriculture during the 16th National Organic Agriculture Congress (NOAC).
“The challenge today for the organic agriculture sector is to further reduce the cost of production and increase productivity so that, at the end of the day, the products being sold in the market become more affordable,” he said.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) showed its support to the 2019 National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) celebration with activities that are linked with this year's theme "Eat Local, Buy Local. Support our Rice Farmers."
ATI kicked off its NRAM activities last November 4 with an exhibit of rice and rice-based products from partner-farmers from different regions in the country. These were supported with banners and standees showcasing rice-related facts and messages towards the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund.
MALATE, Manila—Officials from the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its attached bureaus and agencies, heads of provincial and municipal government units, the academe, and stakeholders from the private sector convened for the 2019 National Food Security Summit.
The summit served as an avenue for discussions on the current trends, issues, and challenges in the agriculture sector. These include the effects of the Rice Tarrification Law, Agri-Fishery Clustering and Consolidation, Province-led Agriculture and Fishery Extension Systems (PAFES), and Crop Diversification, among others.
Extension services continue to evolve. With the challenges that extension workers and farmers face, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore various strategies to improve its efforts as the extension and training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In over 30 years, the ATI has celebrated various successes and learned from the lessons during hard times. Nonetheless, we are proud to be standing the test of time through the support of our partners and the clientele themselves. This is the ATI Today, more committed to bring you extension services beyond boundaries.