Marianne Antonio

DA Trainers Learn IRM to Help Mango Farmers

Training of trainers on insecticide resistance management for mango led by DA-ATI.

DAVAO CITY—With the damages that local mango farmers continue to face due to cecid fly infestation, insecticide resistance management (IRM) strategies are put in place to combat different pest-related issues.

The IRM, however, is a complex system of management technology for mango farmers. To assist them, a training of trainers (TOT) for IRM of Cecid Fly in Mango was conducted.

Rice Farming Innovations Celebrated

PASAY CITY—Top rice-producing provinces, cities, and municipalities, as well as outstanding farmers’ associations, in 2018 were recognized during the latest Rice Achievers Awards.

Various local government units, irrigators’ associations, and small water irrigation systems associations received trophies and cash prizes for their exemplary contributions in rice farming.

Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, congratulated these achievers as she gave the keynote message during the awarding ceremony.

AgriTalk Sees CDO’s Growing Interest in Urban Agriculture

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Interest in urban agriculture continues to grow as over 700 farmers and farming enthusiasts in this city gathered for the second of this year’s AgriTalk series.

In the activity spearheaded by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), participants were provided with information on square-foot gardening, beekeeping, and mushroom production.

Agri Sector to Honor Rice Industry Achievers

PASAY CITY, Metro Manila— The Department of Agriculture (DA), in cooperation with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), will bring together top achievers in the rice industry for the 2018 Rice Achievers Awards (RAA) on May 30, 2019 in the Philippine International Convention Center.

Seven provinces, 15 municipalities/cities, eight Irrigators’ Associations (IAs), and six Small Water Irrigation Systems Associations (SWISA) are set to receive their awards including Php54 million worth of prizes during the ceremony.

ATI Presents Climate Resilient Agriculture Program to Bangladesh Officials

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to strengthen its partnership with different international organizations for the advancement of the agriculture sector.

In a meeting with officials from different agriculture-related organizations in Bangladesh, ATI showcased its Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) program and its initiatives to promote climate-smart technologies and practices.

ATI Director Alfredo Aton, together with Engr. Renato Dela Cruz and Manuel Dimalaluan of the Partnerships and Accreditation Division, led the said meeting.

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