youth in agriculture

ATI, JAEC Review YFFLTPJ 2018 Program, Craft Plans for 2019

JAPAN – The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Director Luz Taposok together with the 4-H/Rural-Based Organization National Focal Person Elsa Parot recently met with the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC) officials for the Annual Meeting for the Young Filipino Farmer Leaders Training Program to Japan (YFFLTPJ) as part of the agreements stipulated in the latest Memorandum of Mutual Understanding (MoMU) between JAEC and ATI for 2018-2022.

Metro Manila College Students Encouraged to Become Farmer-Leaders

NOVALICHES, Quezon City—The youth, as they say, is the hope and future of the nation, and maybe especially so for the agriculture sector.

Hence, to encourage more young people, especially those in the metro, to engage in farming, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducts school visits to talk about the basics of urban agriculture to students and teachers.

This is part of the project entitled “Glamourizing Farming through Urban Agriculture: Metropolitan Youth in Sustainable and Healthy Living” spearheaded by the ATI-Partnerships and Accreditation Division (PAD).

4-H VLAP Members Challenged to Champion Rural Youth

BAYBAY CITY, Leyte—Visayas State University Director for Extension Efren Saz urged officers and members of the 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association of the Philippines (4H-VLAP) to maximize the opportunities they have to champion the needs and potentials of the rural youth.

“You can make your organization a formal organization and enter partnerships with government agencies and entities. You can even become an accredited agricultural extension service,” Saz told the participants of the National Training on Organizational Management for 4-H VLAP.

Urban Agri Campaign Stops by Urduja Elementary School

CALOOCAN CITY, Metro Manila—To realize the national thrust on food availability and affordability, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) carries on with its street caravans for the ATIng Gulayan ng DA and Glamourizing Farming through Agriculture: Metropolitan Youth in Sustainable and Healthy Living projects.

With these street caravans, the ATI aims to empower urban communities to grow vegetables and other food sources in their own backyards or in communal gardens.

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