DILIMAN, Quezon City—Following the memorandum circular issued by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the practice of organic agriculture is expected to be further developed and widely promoted across different barangays in the country.
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DILIMAN, Quezon City—Highlighting the benefits of “medicinal farming” in the country, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a free seminar on the production and processing of herbs and spices.
Dr. Mechelle Palma, lifestyle medicine specialist, served as resource person during the seminar. Palma is also the CEO of Remnant Institute Inc., an ATI-certified extension services provider.
In her lecture, Palma talked about herb utilization and processing, as well as culinary herbs and culinary medicine.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Swine is the largest among the livestock industries in the country. Recognizing this, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a free seminar to help individuals interested in this venture.
Experts invited to share the latest technologies in swine-raising and processing include Werner Decena, head of the Research Unit of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist in Quezon Province. He presented the production aspect of native pig as well as the guide in animal husbandry, livestock production essentials, and opportunities in pig farming.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Mango, the third most important fruit crop in the country next to banana and pineapple, has been getting huge market demand for both fresh and processed product.
To help boost this industry, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) once again highlighted mango in one of its free seminars this year.
Resource persons from the Bureau of Plant Industry-Guimaras National Crop Research, Development, and Production Support Center (BPI-GNCRDPSC) were invited to talk about mango production and processing.
MARCELO GREEN, Parañaque City – Residents of Marcelo Green Village are now ready to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle through urban agriculture technologies.
This is after an ATIng Gulayan ng Department of Agriculture (DA) Street Caravan was held in the village to provide information on the benefits and viability of urban farming.
Through the activity, the residents learned about soilless growing medium preparation, seed sowing, watering, and organic fertilizer preparation.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Metro Manila partners of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) learned various urban farming technologies during the ATIng Gulayan ng Department of Agriculture (DA) Harvest Festival.
Among the technologies and practices showcased in the one-day activity were drip irrigation system, hydroponics, nursery management, mushroom production, mokusaku technology, vermicomposting, and preparation and application of organic fertilizer.
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.