BASCO, Batanes—With organic agriculture considered as a key in sustainable food production, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) ensures continuous capacity enhancement for extension workers on the processes and guidelines for the certification of organic farms.
Some 19 staff from ATI training centers nationwide were then trained on pre-assessment of organic farms. These staff serve as regional focal persons and alternate focal persons for the organic agriculture program.
ORIENTAL MINDORO, MiMaRoPa—Local farmers took the opportunity to prove that it is ‘more fun in Philippine farms’ as they showcased their technologies, fresh produce, and featured attractions during a three-day learning journey dubbed as the ‘Juanderful Farm Tours’.
MANDALUYONG CITY, Metro Manila—Two of the organic farms supported by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) were front and center during the 2018 Food Garden Congress held as part of the launching program of the 44th Nutrition Month of the National Nutrition Council and ABS-CBN-DZMM.
CALOOCAN CITY, Metro Manila—Recognizing the role of teachers in developing a child’s skills and values, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to partner with them to help ensure food security for the future generations.
The 100 teachers from Cielito Zamora Memorial School are now also among these partners as they took part in a knowledge-sharing activity on urban farming held by the ATI in the school. Here they found new ways of growing vegetables in the small space and with the materials have in their campus.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Organic agriculture continues to boom in the country and people living in the cities are starting to take interest in farming. Taking advantage of this trend, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted two seminars on organic agriculture for the urban setting this year.
Following the free seminar on organic concoctions held in February, Duran Agribusiness and Training Center farm and training manager Luis Bausa returned to ATI to share about the vermiculture technology for organic farming.
TARLAC CITY – The involvement of every member of the society in creating sustainable food systems is necessary to address the most pressing concerns on food security. Relative to this, OIC-Director Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) encouraged the soldiers of the Northern Luzon Command (NoLCom) and their families to help gear up for combat against the long-term problem of poverty and hunger.