Organic agriculture

25 Young Farmers Now Certified Organic Agriculture Experts

NAUJAN, Oriental Mindoro—Twenty five young farmers now hold National Certification (NC) II on Organic Agriculture (OA) Production, adding to the pool of organic farmer successors in the country.

This is after a week-long training program of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The group of participants is composed of batch 2018 trainees of the Young Filipino Farmer Leaders’ Training Program in Japan, Gawad Saka awardees, and agriculturists from ATI Central Office.

Free Seminar Attendees Vow to Promote Edible Landscaping

UPLB assistant professor Ryan Rodrigo Tayobong  speaks at the ATI's free seminar

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.

Media Rally for Organic Agriculture

Converge: First Media Promotion for Organic Agriculture of the Agricultural Training Institute

CALABARZON—About 15 government and private media personnel based in Metro Manila visited successful organic farms in the region to learn about the basics of organic farming, March 25-27.

Agricultural Training Institute's (ATI) Information Services Division and Regional Training Center (RTC) IV-A organized "Converge: First Media Promotion for Organic Agriculture" to enlighten the media about the efforts of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and ATI on organic agriculture.

Rice to the Occasion at Rescuer’s Stop

A day before celebrating this month’s Rice Awareness Month in Valencia, Bukidnon, we were privileged enough to enjoy a meal with the Engallados at their Rescuer’s Stop. Rescuer’s Stop is a one-stop shop and food hub rolled into one to cater rice-based products to patrons on the go and foodie on the road conceptualized and managed by Nick Jay Arr Engallado (son of rice king Nicasio "Nick" F. Engallado) of Engallado’s Nature Farm.

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ATI Today

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.

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