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Free Seminar on Business Planning Moves Pig Raisers to Rethink

DILIMAN, Quezon City—A few years ago, 51-year-old Henry Cheock started a small pig-raising business, but had to give it up later on because he had little knowledge about the technologies used and the industry considerations.

Now, Cheock is planning to try it again. This time, with a little help from the experts from the Agricultural Training Institute-International Training Center on Pig Husbandry (ATI-ITCPH).

In a special free seminar held by the ATI, Cheock and 15 other pig husbandry enthusiasts learned the basics of swine business planning.

BFP Personnel Look at Agribusiness Prospects

DILIMAN, Quezon City—“You can make money even at home,” Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary for Administration and Finance Francisco Villano, Jr. said as he spoke to a group of personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

In a special seminar held for around 35 fire protection officers, Villano stressed the importance of developing one’s financial literacy as this will help ensure the future of one’s children and family.

Policy Research Month Calls for Adaptation to Modernization

In recognition of the critical role of policy research in the socioeconomic advancement of the Philippines, the month of September is celebrated as the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM).

Pursuant to Malacañang Proclamation No. 247 issued in September 2002, DPRM aims to cultivate a strong culture of research and use of data and evidence among the country's national and local decision-makers in policymaking and program planning.

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.

Training Highlights Certification System for Organic Farms

BASCO, Batanes—With organic agriculture considered as a key in sustainable food production, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) ensures continuous capacity enhancement for extension workers on the processes and guidelines for the certification of organic farms.

Some 19 staff from ATI training centers nationwide were then trained on pre-assessment of organic farms. These staff serve as regional focal persons and alternate focal persons for the organic agriculture program.

Asia-Pacific Convention on Agricultural Advisory Services Notes ATI Efforts

BANGKOK, Thailand—The initiatives of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) under the “Supporting Smallholder Farmers in Asia and Pacific Islands through Strengthened Agricultural Advisory Services” (SAAS) were front and center during a meeting with Asia-Pacific counterparts and the project proponents.

Buwan ng Wika 2018: Filipino ang Wika ng Saliksik!

Nakikiisa ang Agricultural Training Institute sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa na may temang "Filipino: Wika ng Saliksik". Ang tema ay kumikilala sa wikang Filipino bilang midyum sa paglikha at pagpapalaganap ng pambansang karunungan at kaunlaran.

Sa pamamagitan ng Proklamasyon blg. 1041 na pinirmahan ni dating Pangulong Fidel V. Ramos noong Hulyo 15, 1997, itinalaga ang Agosto 1-31 bilang Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa. Ang pagdiriwang ay pinangungunahan ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon at Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KMF).

Swine Production and Preservation Banner this Month's Free Seminar

DILIMAN, Quezon City - Agriculture enthusiasts from different parts of the metro and nearby provinces were oriented on the recommended technologies and practices on management of swine in the Free Seminar on Swine Production and Meat Processing.

Resource speakers from the Agricultural Training Institute-International Training Center for Pig Husbandry (ATI-ITCPH) provided lectures and hands-on demonstration regarding the topic. Jenny Hornilla, development management officer from ATI-ITCPH, shared the advantages of swine production at present.

Career Development Program for AEWs Discusses Retirement Opportunities

DAVAO CITY, Davao del Sur— “Career development is about fulfilling careers, instead of fulfilling jobs.”

This was one of the points highlighted by Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at National Defense College of the Philippines, Dr. Theresita Atienza, during the orientation-workshop for agricultural extension workers (AEWs) on career development. She emphasized that a job may feed one’s family but fulfilling a career gives one happiness and satisfaction.

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