Taposok: Expand Organic Agriculture to Ensure Food Safety

Dr. Luz Taposok in blue, receiving her certificate of appreciation from Kauswagan Mayor Rommel Arnado.

KAUSWAGAN, Lanao Del Norte – Dr. Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) urged agriculture officials and fellow Filipinos during this year’s Organic Agri-Aqua and Livestock Fair to continue adopting and promoting organic agriculture for a safe food consumption.

“Organic agriculture should be widely adopted. Several studies and researches show the increase in sicknesses and diseases and untimely deaths triggered by foods that contain toxic substances.” Dr. Taposok expressed.

Taposok Cites AgRiDOCs' Role in Transformation and Development

Dr. Luz Taposok in red and Mr. Abdul Daya-an in white (leftmost) with the new AgRiDOCS in Region 12

TANTANGAN, South Cotabato – “The gift to touch the life of a stranger whether that be a farmer, an old man, a rural wife – you were given that potential and you need to maximize that potential to do your purpose."

OIC-Director Dr. Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), emphasized these words during the recently held graduation ceremony of the Agricultural Development and Extension Officers of the Community or AgRiDOCs.

Taposok, Villar Lend Helping Hands for Wastewater Rehabilitation

Dr. Taposok and community police officers during clean-up drive in Laguna de Bay.

VICTORIA, Laguna – To show support for the celebration of the World Water Day and to demonstrate environmental advocacies, Dr. Luz Taposok and Senator Cynthia Villar led the clean-up drive in Laguna de Bay.

The clean-up drive was dubbed as "Wastewater: The Untapped Resource Needed in Agriculture,” which was followed by a program where Dr. Taposok delivered a speech and emphasized how water equates to life.

“Bawat patak ng tubig ay buhay.” Dr. Taposok said.

Taposok Graces SOA Programs in Bicol

Dr. Taposok with the ATI RTC V staff

PILI, Camarines Sur -- In line with Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol’s three-point agenda which includes the implementation of fast and effective agricultural technology transfer to farmers, Dr. Luz A. Taposok showed her support during the graduation ceremony and the launching of School-on-the-Air (SOA) programs in the Bicol Region last March 28 and 29, 2017, respectively.

About the Director

Through Special Order 918, Series of 2016, DA Secretary Emmanuel Pinol designated Dr. Luz Taposok as the new Officer-in-Charge (OIC), Director of the Agricultural Training Institute.


ATI Today

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.

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