urban agriculture

Metro Residents Look to Soilless Farming for Agri Productivity

DILIMAN, Quezon City—People from the cities are finding different ways to grow their own food as seen during the Free Seminar on Hydroponics.

In this activity of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), some 250 farmers and farming enthusiasts were introduced to the soilless technique of growing vegetables. They learned the basic concepts of hydroponics, its system components, types, and the management of plants.

ATI Supports ABS-CBN’s Public Service Caravan

TAYTAY, Rizal—To continually expand the reach of agriculture-related information and knowledge, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has partnered with the ABS-CBN Corporation in the latter’s series of public service events.

Representatives from ATI facilitated the urban farming seminar during the DZMM Teaching Learning Caring event, held together with the ABS-CBN Kapamilya Love Weekend. This is part of the network’s 65th anniversary celebration.

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.

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.

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