Jayvee P. Masilang

OFW and Family Summit Showcases Opportunities in Agriculture

PASAY CITY, Metro Manila – Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), together with their families, convened for the 7th OFW and Family Summit led by the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG).

With the theme "Kabuhayan sa Agrikultura para sa Pamilyang OFW", the summit featured OFWs who succeeded in agripreneurship. Discussions on mechanization, modern farming, microfinancing, and farm schools were also conducted to provide livelihood opportunities to OFWs in the field of agriculture.

ATI Promotes Rice-based Products thru Free Seminar

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Filipinos love rice so much, having it for every meal and some more for snacks like the 'kakanin'. Rice-based products like this not only create variation for rice but can also serve as an alternative source of income for rice producers.

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) showed its support to this notion by conducting a free seminar on rice-based processing that showcased ways of bringing a different color to rice.

National Rice Awareness Month Pushes for Healthier Way of Enjoying Rice

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Rice remains to be a staple food in every Filipino meal and the most abundant crop in terms of production in the country.

To honor rice farmers and the rice industry itself, the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) for this year kicked off with activities led by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice).

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) had a head start for the celebration with a briefing of the Be RICEponsible campaign led by its national campaign director Myriam Layaoen.

Binhi ng Pag-asa Summit Unites 4-H Club Officers Nationwide

PASAY CITY, Metro Manila—To enhance the skills and competence of the youth to become effective leaders, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted the "4-H Leadership and Young Farmers' Program: Binhi ng Pag-asa Summit" for 4-H Club officers from different areas across the country.

Through lectures and group workshops, the participants learned about various topics such as the use and trends in social media and the role of youth in agriculture.

ATI Revisits Safety Standards thru Fire Drill

DILIMAN, Quezon City - The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a fire drill afternoon of October 24 at its central office as part of its organizational safety standards.

Led by the designated safety officers, staff from all ATI units carried their emergency preparedness bags and headed for the evacuation area during the drill.

"In compliance with the fire code of the Philippines, we should conduct two fire drills a year. One of which is announced and another that is not," said Allan Raymond Baldago, one of the safety officers of the ATI.

Agri Sector Leads World Food Day Celebration

DILIMAN, Quezon City - The Department of Agriculture (DA), in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), led the annual celebration of the World Food Day (WFD) which culminated last October 17 at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

The Agricultural Training Institute, together with the other DA bureaus and attached agencies, joined the event which is also being celebrated in more than 150 nations across the globe.

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