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ATI Joins Nat’l Movement to Raise Rice Awareness

DILIMAN, Quezon City - The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) showed its support to the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) thru several activities this November.

Last November 5, an exhibit was launched at the ATI main lobby which featured products and technologies in rice farming. Among these were traditional rice varieties, alternate wetting and drying technology, rice based products, rice machineries, and the Philippine Rice Information System (PRISM) and Rice Crop Manager (RCM) apps. The said products and technologies were showcased until November 9.

Free Seminar Takes Interest in Mushroom Start-ups to New Level

DILIMAN, Quezon City – To assist its clientele in acquiring skills, knowledge, and attitude on agribusiness, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to offer free seminars on the production and processing of various commodities.

Since growing mushroom has become popular, the Institute turns this trend as an opportunity to provide enthusiasts demonstration of technologies that could help them succeed in this enterprise. Hence, a free seminar on mushroom production was conducted.

NRAM 2018 Addresses Gap Between Producers, Consumers

The Department of Agriculture, through its bureaus and attached agencies, celebrates the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) every November pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 524 Series of 2014.

NRAM aims to encourage every Filipino to do their small share of RICEponsibility by valuing grain of rice and eating healthier rice to benefit themselves, other consumers, rice farmers, and the country as a whole.

Young Farmers Get Guidance on Agri-preneurship

PASAY CITY, Metro Manila—Shaping the mind-set and skills of young Filipino farmers as the new generation of entrepreneurs continues to be an impetus for the training and extension activities of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

In its latest capability enhancement activity, 4-H Club members and young farmers nationwide were guided on the basics of entrepreneurship through lectures on financial literacy and record-keeping.

“To be an entrepreneur is to become a problem-solver,” was what the trainees learned from guest speaker Nonong Velasco of Organic Options, Inc.

Interest in Cutflowers Continues to Grow, Thanks to BSU Expertise

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Cutflower remains to be a blooming industry in Benguet and several factors play into the local farmers’ secret to success.

A peek into this secret is what experts from Benguet State University (BSU) offered to around 200 city and rural folks who joined the Free Seminar on Cutflower Production and Flower Arrangement. Among them is Joy Cabales, 34, from Bulacan.

AgriTalk Brings ‘Green’ Ideas in Metro Manila

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Metro Manila residents are getting more inspiration to make agriculture as a business venture with the help of farming experts from different parts of the country.

In the third leg of the AgriTalk seminar series, residents from different urban areas became more aware of the benefits of agriculture, particularly, square-foot gardening, mushroom production, organic concoctions, goat production, and exotic fruit trees.

Phl-Japan Exchange Program Offers Young Filipino Farmers New Opportunities

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—Six young Filipino farmers are set to welcome new opportunities to further their respective farming businesses through a one-month exchange program with farming families in Japan.

Under Tier 2 of the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) Young Farmers’ Program (YFP), this young breed of farmers will train with Japanese farmers on different agricultural technologies for one month. They are expected to learn the Japanese practices and techniques on rice, fruit, swine, and poultry production and apply these to their farms upon return.

ATI’s ‘Going Mobile’ Project Nominated in World Summit Awards 2018

PHILIPPINES—“Going Mobile: Making e-Learning for Agriculture & Fisheries More Accessible”, a project of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), is one of the three nominees for best national digital solution from the Philippines for the World Summit Awards (WSA) 2018.

The project aims to offer e-Learning courses through mobile learning or m-Learning. This is so that the course content can become more adaptive to smart devices, thus, making it more accessible to the learners.

Opportunities in Poultry Highlight Free Seminar

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Experts in the field of poultry shared their experiences and knowledge on the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) Free Seminar on Poultry Production and Processing.

Dr. Rene Santiago from the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) of the Department of Agriculture, Raul Rebollos II from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), and Lulu Rivera from Ultima Entrepinoy Forum Center provided lectures, sharing, and demonstrations to the more than 150 attendees of the seminar.

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