youth in agriculture

DA allots P2B for youth agripreneurship programs

The Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC) is offering an initial P2 billion that young students and entrepreneurs can borrow to start any agriculture, fishery or agribusiness venture.

"This is our way to attract the younger generation of Filipinos to be key players in attaining our vision of a food-secure Philippines with prosperous farmers and fishers," said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.

Students in 2 QC Schools are First Breed of AgriKids

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) launched “AgriKids: Illustrate, Formulate, and Demonstrate.”

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—In response to the declining number of youth interested in farming, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) launched “AgriKids: Illustrate, Formulate, and Demonstrate.”

The project is made possible in partnership with the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation. It aims to promote the importance of agriculture not only to children but also to every Filipino household.

Agri Gardens Bloom in Metro Manila

METRO MANILA—Green gardens are redesigning the city fabric as the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) intensifies its urban agriculture program through a series of partnerships with different communities and organizations.

The said program, led by the ATI-Partnerships and Accreditation Division, aims to assist city residents to integrate farming into their daily activities through the establishment of urban farms.

4-H Youth Develop Skills in Organizational Management

ERMITA, Manila—The 4-H Club of the Philippines and other rural-based organizations (RBOs) strongly serve as channels for the development of agriculture and fisheries technologies in the country.

As the lead agency that supports these organizations, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a Capacity Enhancement for 4-H National Federation Officers on Organizational Management.

Young Filipino Farmers Advance Skills in Japan

ATI Director Alfredo Aton, DA Assistant Secretary Andrew Villacorta, ATI Partnerships and Accreditation Division chief Renato dela Cruz, and Japan Agricultural Exchange Council Local Coordinator Koji Kaneda

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Twenty one young Filipino farmers have set foot to Japan to undergo skills training for 11 months.

This was last April 12 after these trainees completed a 75-day pre-departure orientation course (PDOC) which involved training courses on crop production, farm mechanization, swine production, and rice farming. They also took classes in Nihongo and the Japanese culture.

“Our commitment is to do our best as representatives of the country in the development of the agriculture sector,” Roberto Diesta, trainee from Region V and batch president, said.

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).

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