DILIMAN, Quezon City — Grapes are not the only fruits that could be made into a good wine as cashew, dragon fruit, guava, mango, pineapple, and many others can also be used.
Highlighting the economic potential of Philippine fruits, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a free seminar on wine-making last September 8, 2017 at the ATI Serrano Hall. It was attended by around 170 participants from different regions including Metro Manila, CALABARZON, and Central Luzon and provinces like Antique, Isabela, Pangasinan, and Western Samar.
PASAY CITY, Metro Manila – The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) once again partners with Agriculture Magazine and Manila Bulletin in the promotion of Filipino farming technologies through the Urban Agriculture expo.
The two-day event will showcase different agricultural products and technologies from around 50 exhibitors from government agencies and private institutions nationwide. Aside from the exhibit, seminars and special demos will also be conducted for the registered 5,800 participants.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The 3rd AgriTalk 2017, held through the partnership of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and Agriculture Magazine of the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp., served as an avenue to showcase various farming technologies and practices from different parts of the country.
Among these technologies is mushroom production using coffee grounds as demonstrated by John Regie Anthony Jaminal, proprietor of Perfect Mushrooms. Calling in help from some participants, Jaminal explained the process in seven easy steps.
TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite—The Development Academy of the Philippines, in partnership with the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), conducted the “Asian Food and Agribusiness Conference” this September 13-15 in this city.
With the theme “Enhancing exports of Organic Products”, the event served as a platform for leaders of the agrifood sector to discuss emerging trends as well as success and challenges affecting the productivity and sustainability of Asian organic agrifood small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs).
DILIMAN, Quezon City – The latest free seminar from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), this time focusing on Cutflower Production and Flower Arrangement, left participants with high hopes on starting afresh and exploring new ventures.
QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila – The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is set to lead a team of officials from different concerned agencies in the development of a food safety regulation training program.
In preparation for this, the Department of Agriculture (DA) Food Safety Conference was held last August 25. Discussions focused on enhancing the knowledge and appreciation of the participants on their roles and responsibilities under the Food Safety Act.
PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – With the recently concluded training and assessment on national competency, Rice Machinery Operations and Maintenance (RMO NC II), the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Western Philippines University (WPU) are partnering again for another training. This time, the Training on Trainers Methodology Level1 (TM1).
The training aims to enhance the knowledge, attitude, skills (KAS), and work values of the RMO NC II graduates in accordance to the prevailing standards of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training sector.
DILIMAN, Quezon City – Shoppers from Metro Manila flocked the stalls of around 90 farmers and agricultural organizations during the two-day “TienDA Farmers and Fisherfolk Outlet” at the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Compound.
Spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture (DA), TienDA features fresh fruits, vegetables, rice, and other agricultural and fishery products from different farms nationwide sold at farm gate prices. This new marketing scheme ensures that farmers’ products can be directly sold to the consumers in urban areas without the intervention of middlemen.
DILIMAN, Quezon City – What are the uses of cassava? Apparently, there are many.
In his lecture on the recommended practices in cassava production, Dr. Candido Damo, Department of Agriculture’s (DA) technical consultant on cassava production, cited the different uses of this crop, "Apart from food products, cassava is often used in making animal feeds. It can also be used in manufacturing alcohol, medicine, textile, biodegradable products, monosodium glutamate, glue, and plywood."
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.