urban agriculture

AgriTalk Sees CDO’s Growing Interest in Urban Agriculture

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Interest in urban agriculture continues to grow as over 700 farmers and farming enthusiasts in this city gathered for the second of this year’s AgriTalk series.

In the activity spearheaded by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), participants were provided with information on square-foot gardening, beekeeping, and mushroom production.

True Urban Agriculture in the Philippines: a fact or a Fiction

I always have the notion that Urban Agriculture here in the Philippines is just a cliche. While it may exist, it is usually confined in the really urban cities like Makati and that the agri part is more for tourism and aesthetics. That it is done not for food security but rather because it is the "in" thing. The notion also came from the fact that very few in the subdivisions in Cagayan de Oro where I presently reside have really gardens in their backyard. A house may have 1 Malunggay (Moringa Oleifera) or a few plants of okra (lady fingers) or green leaf onions or even tomatoes.

Marcelo Green Residents Now Ready for Greener Community

MARCELO GREEN, Parañaque City – Residents of Marcelo Green Village are now ready to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle through urban agriculture technologies.

This is after an ATIng Gulayan ng Department of Agriculture (DA) Street Caravan was held in the village to provide information on the benefits and viability of urban farming.

Through the activity, the residents learned about soilless growing medium preparation, seed sowing, watering, and organic fertilizer preparation.

Palaweños See Agribusiness Opportunities through AgriTalk

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan—After its regional roll-out in selected cities last 2018, AgriTalk continues to inform Filipinos on investment opportunities in farming.

As spearheaded by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), in partnership with Agriculture Magazine of the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation and Bureau of Agricultural Research, the activity features a sharing of different farming technologies and of success stories in agribusiness. This is to inspire more people to engage in agriculture as a sustainable venture.

ATI’s 1st Harvest Festival Showcases Urban Farming Technologies

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Metro Manila partners of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) learned various urban farming technologies during the ATIng Gulayan ng Department of Agriculture (DA) Harvest Festival.

Among the technologies and practices showcased in the one-day activity were drip irrigation system, hydroponics, nursery management, mushroom production, mokusaku technology, vermicomposting, and preparation and application of organic fertilizer.

2019 Free Seminar Series Kicks Off with 'Organic Farming for Newbies'

Luis Bausa, consultant to Duran Farm Agribusiness and Training Center, at ATI Free Seminar

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The 2019 free seminar series of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is off to a good start as 370 individuals came for the first topic, Organic Farming for Newbies.

The participants were welcomed by Milagros Urbano, chief of the ATI Policy and Planning Division. She talked about the benefits of organic agriculture which, she said, is mostly "going back to the basics" of farming.

"Going organic is a long and tedious process. You need to be persistent, patient, and optimistic," she stressed.

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