QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—“Avoid eating food products that use colored plastic as packaging,” stressed Luis Bausa of Duran Farm Agribusiness and Training Center and Bausa Integrated Farm during the free seminar on product packaging and labeling.
Colored plastic packaging, Bausa explained, can be dangerous to people’s health as some particles can mix with the food inside.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—To impart proper and sustainable ways of fish farming and boost its industry, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) led a free seminar on fish production and processing.
In this event, the potentials of tilapia farming were discussed. Known as the “aquatic chicken” because of its high protein content and lower market price, tilapia has become the second widely cultivated fish species in the country.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Cacao, which was first brought to the country in the 17th century, remains at the center of Filipino culture and is claiming its spot to be one of the biggest industries in the country today.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—New Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar has urged private sector partners and agriculture enthusiasts to support the growth of moringa farming in the country to become a highly profitable enterprise from being a backyard industry.
“This [industry] will not only bring us more economic opportunities and increased income but will also contribute to the wellness and good health of the people,” Dar said.
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.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—During the latest free seminar of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Dr. Isagani Catedral of Livegreen International Incorporated underscored the importance of good field planning in achieving a successful vegetable farming venture.
"You should start right by having a master plan–a field lay-out–to avoid losses resulting from poor field planning," he said. He then discussed how a planting program helps provide continuous supply of vegetables to the target market, which should also be based on household and market preference.
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.