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.
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.
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.
LUZON, Philippines—A series of partnership interventions was carried out by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) as it continues to capacitate the Filipino people towards food security and self-sufficiency.
This is through the establishment of Urban Agriculture Garden Sites (UAGS) and the ATIng Gulayan ng DA Community Garden.
DAVAO CITY – Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Director Luz Taposok has posed a challenge for Davao City residents to establish mini farms in their homes and eventually create a countryside vibe in the entire city during the AgriTalk in Mindanao.
Taposok underscored the strengths of urban agriculture where people can maximize even the smallest spaces in their backyards to plant vegetables and grow their own food.
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.