DILIMAN, Quezon City—Following the memorandum circular issued by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the practice of organic agriculture is expected to be further developed and widely promoted across different barangays in the country.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Cacao, which was first brought to the country in the 17th century, remains at the center of Filipino culture and is claiming its spot to be one of the biggest industries in the country today.
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.
CEBU CITY—Despite being a highly urbanized area and one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country, Cebu City is expected to flourish with backyard farms.
This is after some 400 residents gathered for the 3rd AgriTalk 2019 and learned tips in urban agriculture. Techniques in square foot gardening, goat production, and various backyard farming practices were discussed during the activity.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is one with the nation in celebrating the 33rd National Coconut Week or "Coco Week" this August.
Technologies and best practices will be showcased throughout the celebration to promote coconut productivity and production of value-added export products, such as coconut water, activated carbon, coco coir (fiber), and coconut oil.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—New Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar has urged private sector partners and agriculture enthusiasts to support the growth of moringa farming in the country to become a highly profitable enterprise from being a backyard industry.
“This [industry] will not only bring us more economic opportunities and increased income but will also contribute to the wellness and good health of the people,” Dar said.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Recognizing the essence of collaboration to speed up rural development, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to partner with groups and organizations such as the League of Municipal Agricultural Officers, Municipal and City Agriculturists of the Philippines, Inc. (LeMMCAP).
ATI and LeMMCAP officials sat down for a meeting to discuss the latter’s plans and activities for 2020, particularly its National Convention.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Highlighting the benefits of “medicinal farming” in the country, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a free seminar on the production and processing of herbs and spices.
Dr. Mechelle Palma, lifestyle medicine specialist, served as resource person during the seminar. Palma is also the CEO of Remnant Institute Inc., an ATI-certified extension services provider.
In her lecture, Palma talked about herb utilization and processing, as well as culinary herbs and culinary medicine.
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.
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.