AgriTalk

Taposok Challenges Dabaonons to Practice Urban Agriculture, Improve Davao City’s Natural Ambiance

DAVAO CITY – Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Director Luz Taposok has posed a challenge for Davao City residents to establish mini farms in their homes and eventually create a countryside vibe in the entire city during the AgriTalk in Mindanao.

Taposok underscored the strengths of urban agriculture where people can maximize even the smallest spaces in their backyards to plant vegetables and grow their own food.

AgriTalk Brings ‘Green’ Ideas in Metro Manila

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Metro Manila residents are getting more inspiration to make agriculture as a business venture with the help of farming experts from different parts of the country.

In the third leg of the AgriTalk seminar series, residents from different urban areas became more aware of the benefits of agriculture, particularly, square-foot gardening, mushroom production, organic concoctions, goat production, and exotic fruit trees.

Central Luzon Farmers: ‘There is money in agriculture’

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija—Farmers supported by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) underscored the lucrative side of agriculture as they shared their good practices during the 2nd AgriTalk.

Desiree Duran, president of the Bulacan-based ATI Learning Site (LS) Duran Farm Agribusiness and Training Center Association, Inc., showed how agriculture can be a viable source of income through farm tourism.

3rd AgriTalk Showcases Different Farming Technologies

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The 3rd AgriTalk 2017, held through the partnership of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and Agriculture Magazine of the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp., served as an avenue to showcase various farming technologies and practices from different parts of the country.

Among these technologies is mushroom production using coffee grounds as demonstrated by John Regie Anthony Jaminal, proprietor of Perfect Mushrooms. Calling in help from some participants, Jaminal explained the process in seven easy steps.

Taposok to Urban Dwellers: Practice Farm Life

Dr. Luz Taposok encourages the participants of the 2nd AgriTalk to integrate countryside lifestyle in Metro Manila

DILIMAN, Quezon City – All Filipinos are consumers, yet not everyone contribute in food production.

Dr. Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) pointed out this reality as she welcomed some 400 participants of the 2nd AgriTalk.

According to her, ATI is always open for those who are willing to learn how to produce their own food and eventually progress in their agricultural endeavors.

“This is what extension education is all about - giving non-formal education to those who are unable to go to formal agricultural schools," she expressed.

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