MALATE, Manila—Officials from the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its attached bureaus and agencies, heads of provincial and municipal government units, the academe, and stakeholders from the private sector convened for the 2019 National Food Security Summit.
The summit served as an avenue for discussions on the current trends, issues, and challenges in the agriculture sector. These include the effects of the Rice Tarrification Law, Agri-Fishery Clustering and Consolidation, Province-led Agriculture and Fishery Extension Systems (PAFES), and Crop Diversification, among others.
ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte— To further empower and inspire Filipinos from different sectors, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) remains committed in documenting the transformative power of agriculture.
The Institute, through the Information Services Division, led the cover reveal and launch of its newest publications, the “From Arms to Farms” success story book and “Gastronomica” coffee table book.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—First-timers and regular attendees of the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) free seminars affirmed their support to promote edible landscaping, especially in urban areas, to help ensure that food is safe and available to all Filipinos at all times.
In the latest ATI free seminar, which focused on edible landscaping, the attendees stated their commitment to advocate for the practice of growing food in free spaces within the home.
Last year, Presidential Proclamation no. 469 was signed, declaring April as the official Buwan ng Kalutong Pilipino or Filipino Food Month. The month-long celebration aims to honor our native food, and it debuts this year. While the concept may be similar to Buwan ng Wika, it is still something very new to us Filipinos, that’s why the occasion needs to be discussed.
QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—Recognizing the important role of family farming, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) spearheaded the first National Farm Family Congress.
With the theme “The Role of Family Farming in Meeting the Food Security Challenge”, the congress served as a way to further promote family farming as farmers and their families shared their stories on their journey to becoming farmer leaders and agricultural entrepreneurs.
Tinolang manok, pineapple glazed ham, crispy pata, beef stroganoff with broccoli, embutido, adobong baboy, and mechado; these were some of the tasty home-cooked meals served at Binahon Agroforestry Farm (BAFF) lately. My family and I went there on a short notice and we had a great time after the farm tour since the lunch didn’t disappoint!
It’s been a while that I have been telling my older brother and sister who’s who among the Learning Site (LS) partners of ATI-RTC X. Among the 40 Learning Sites, BAFF stands out as one of the bests.
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.