Catheryn M. Villorente

Free Seminar Highlights Local Medicinal Herbs

Dr. Mechelle Palma of Remnant Institute Inc. at the ATI Free Seminar in Quezon City.

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Highlighting the benefits of “medicinal farming” in the country, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a free seminar on the production and processing of herbs and spices.

Dr. Mechelle Palma, lifestyle medicine specialist, served as resource person during the seminar. Palma is also the CEO of Remnant Institute Inc., an ATI-certified extension services provider.

In her lecture, Palma talked about herb utilization and processing, as well as culinary herbs and culinary medicine.

Experts Share Key to Vegetable Farming Success

Organic farming expert Dr. Isagani Catedral speaks at the ATI free seminar.

DILIMAN, Quezon City—During the latest free seminar of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Dr. Isagani Catedral of Livegreen International Incorporated underscored the importance of good field planning in achieving a successful vegetable farming venture.

"You should start right by having a master plan–a field lay-out–to avoid losses resulting from poor field planning," he said. He then discussed how a planting program helps provide continuous supply of vegetables to the target market, which should also be based on household and market preference.

Plant Propagation Techniques Showcased at Free Seminar

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Agriculture enthusiasts once again flocked the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) free seminar where technologies on nursery management and plant propagation were discussed.

Farming experts Maiko Gil Hiwatig and Maximo Din from MoCa Family Farm RLearning Center, Inc. (MFFRLC) in Padre Garcia, Batangas were invited to share effective farming practices for propagation and the nursery.

Free Seminar Supports Swine Business Industry

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Swine is the largest among the livestock industries in the country. Recognizing this, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a free seminar to help individuals interested in this venture.

Experts invited to share the latest technologies in swine-raising and processing include Werner Decena, head of the Research Unit of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist in Quezon Province. He presented the production aspect of native pig as well as the guide in animal husbandry, livestock production essentials, and opportunities in pig farming.

Free Seminar Highlights Value-Adding of Mango

Engr. Erlyn Billones of Guimaras National Crop Research, Development, and Production Support Center

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Mango, the third most important fruit crop in the country next to banana and pineapple, has been getting huge market demand for both fresh and processed product.

To help boost this industry, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) once again highlighted mango in one of its free seminars this year.

Resource persons from the Bureau of Plant Industry-Guimaras National Crop Research, Development, and Production Support Center (BPI-GNCRDPSC) were invited to talk about mango production and processing.

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