Organic agriculture

Training Highlights Certification System for Organic Farms

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.

Teachers Learn Organic Ways to Produce Veggies

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.

Organic Agriculture Buffs Learn Vermicomposting

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.

Taposok Calls on Soldiers to Help Ensure National Food Security

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.

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