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Rice Farming Innovations Celebrated

PASAY CITY—Top rice-producing provinces, cities, and municipalities, as well as outstanding farmers’ associations, in 2018 were recognized during the latest Rice Achievers Awards.

Various local government units, irrigators’ associations, and small water irrigation systems associations received trophies and cash prizes for their exemplary contributions in rice farming.

Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, congratulated these achievers as she gave the keynote message during the awarding ceremony.

Free Seminar Supports Swine Business Industry

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Swine is the largest among the livestock industries in the country. Recognizing this, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a free seminar to help individuals interested in this venture.

Experts invited to share the latest technologies in swine-raising and processing include Werner Decena, head of the Research Unit of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist in Quezon Province. He presented the production aspect of native pig as well as the guide in animal husbandry, livestock production essentials, and opportunities in pig farming.

AgriTalk Sees CDO’s Growing Interest in Urban Agriculture

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Interest in urban agriculture continues to grow as over 700 farmers and farming enthusiasts in this city gathered for the second of this year’s AgriTalk series.

In the activity spearheaded by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), participants were provided with information on square-foot gardening, beekeeping, and mushroom production.

Free Seminar Highlights Value-Adding of Mango

Engr. Erlyn Billones of Guimaras National Crop Research, Development, and Production Support Center

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Mango, the third most important fruit crop in the country next to banana and pineapple, has been getting huge market demand for both fresh and processed product.

To help boost this industry, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) once again highlighted mango in one of its free seminars this year.

Resource persons from the Bureau of Plant Industry-Guimaras National Crop Research, Development, and Production Support Center (BPI-GNCRDPSC) were invited to talk about mango production and processing.

World Food Safety Day Promotes Safer Food for Healthier Planet

This year marks the beginning of a yearly commemoration of the myriad benefits of safe food. As proclaimed during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, June 7 is now the World Food Safety Day. This is a result of the initiative of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) in 2015, followed by intensive negotiations within the CAC, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the World Health Organization.

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ATI Today

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.