This year marks the beginning of a yearly commemoration of the myriad benefits of safe food. As proclaimed during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, June 7 is now the World Food Safety Day. This is a result of the initiative of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) in 2015, followed by intensive negotiations within the CAC, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the World Health Organization.
Angelica Marie T. Umali
With the vision to boost privacy safeguards and raise the sense of responsibility among entities that handle personal data, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) leads the celebration of this year’s Privacy Awareness Week (PAW), with the theme, “Protecting the Digital Filipino: Accountability, Compliance & Ethics in a Data-driven Philippines".
The Agricultural Training Institute is one with the entire Department of Agriculture (DA) family in the celebration of the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month. With the theme, “Magsasaka’t Mangingisdang Pilipino, Saludo ang Buong Bansa sa Sipag, Tibay, at Lakas Ninyo,” the Institute recognizes the invaluable contributions of our farmers and fishers in nation-building.
To help market the products of our farmers and fisherfolk in the metro, the DA launched a month-long AgriTiangge. Likewise, the event aims to bring affordable and fresh food closer to consumers.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) joins the Earth Day Network, a nonprofit organization that aims to diversify, educate, and activate environmental movements worldwide, in their campaign to protect threatened and endangered species.
QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—With its efforts to support the government’s objectives of accountability, transparency, ethics, and integrity, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) receives recognition from the National Privacy Commission (NPC) as certified compliant with the Data Privacy Act of 2012.
MAGDALENA, Laguna—Tech-savvy millennials and senior citizen farmers bonded over smartphones and the Internet for a two-day mentoring program advocating #InternetForAll.
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.