LUGAY-LUGAY, Cotabato City – To witness and help promote sustainable urban farming, OIC-Director Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recently participated in the Ceremonial Turnover of Hydro/Aquaponics Facility to the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) under the Urban Agriculture-Pagkain Para sa Masa Program (UAPPSM) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA).
The said Hydroponics Green House facility was donated by the Aboitiz Foundation Inc. to further sustain DA’s UAPPSM program.
TAGAYTAY CITY – With her expertise in various academic disciplines particularly agricultural extension and rural development, OIC-Director Luz A. Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recently served as a panel member during the Rural Development Action Plan and Project (RDAPP) Proposal Defense of the Master in Public Management major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) Scholarship Program Batch 4.
QUEZON CITY – The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) have geared up for further program collaborations to strengthen knowledge and capacity building in rice farming and also empower smallholder rice farmers.
In a recent dialogue between ATI OIC-Director Luz Taposok and PhilRice Acting Deputy Executive Director for Development Karen Eloisa Barroga, plans on partnership for building content on knowledge products, and tapping rice-based model farms to be part of ladderized approach in extension service were discussed.
QUEZON CITY – To draw interest and gather more followers in organic farming, OIC-Director Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) discussed the benefits of producing organic food during an interview with Ms. Winnie Cordero and Mr. Ariel Ureta in DZMM’s Todo-Todo Walang Preno segment.
With her was Mr. Brian Belen of Ato Belen’s Farm who demonstrated the process of making Fermented Fruit Juice (FFJ), an organic fertilizer composed mostly of overripe sweet fruits and molasses.
Conveying high support and appreciation to the initiatives and efforts on food security, Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) OIC-Director Luz Taposok recently graced various activities in Iloilo and Aklan which include the project launch of Gulayan sa Paaralan in Libo-on Elementary School; Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) Project and Distribution of Livelihood Kits to Farmers in Barangay Gegacjac, Passi City; Palayamanan Plus Project in Barangay Cabatanga, Makato; as well as the Awarding of Grants to 17 Youth Empowerment towards Sustainable (YES) Program Scholars; and Awarding of Certi
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato – With hopes to expand practical avenues for agri-skills development and partnerships in extension, Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) OIC-Director Luz Taposok recently graced the launching of the new Learning Site for Agriculture (LSA), Phoenix Larrel Agriventures, in Region XII.