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Organic Agriculture Buffs Learn Vermicomposting

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Organic agriculture continues to boom in the country and people living in the cities are starting to take interest in farming. Taking advantage of this trend, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted two seminars on organic agriculture for the urban setting this year.

Following the free seminar on organic concoctions held in February, Duran Agribusiness and Training Center farm and training manager Luis Bausa returned to ATI to share about the vermiculture technology for organic farming.

YFFTPJ Batch 2018 Thank Mentors for Learning, Support

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The 21 young farmers who are part of the 2018 batch of Young Filipino Farmers’ Training Program in Japan (YFFTPJ) expressed their gratitude for their teachers and mentors for enhancing their knowledge, attitude, and skills in preparation for the 11-month training program in Japan.

In the closing ceremony of the Pre-Departure Orientation Course (PDOC), the participants of the 2018 YFFTPJ took the opportunity to thank the people involved in making their 75-day preparatory training a success.

Special Free Agri Seminar Held for Women

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Supporting the National Women’s Month campaign of creating an enabling environment for women to be empowered, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a special free seminar to expand livelihood opportunities for Filipino women and their families.

Mushroom production is becoming popular in the country and seen as a way to provide practical, innovative, and sustainable livelihood for Filipinas. Hence, the special free seminar focused on mushroom production and processing technologies.

Farmers Get Info on Mokusaku

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Farmers from different parts of the country were introduced to the Mokusaku technology as the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC), in partnership with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), spearheaded an orientation and the establishment of a demonstration facility.

The mokusaku technology facility was established at the ATI Central Office compound. The undertaking was led by JAEC Executive Director Ryoji Sakamoto along with officials from the ATI and the local government units of Tublay and La Trinidad in Benguet.

Urban Agri Campaign Stops by Urduja Elementary School

CALOOCAN CITY, Metro Manila—To realize the national thrust on food availability and affordability, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) carries on with its street caravans for the ATIng Gulayan ng DA and Glamourizing Farming through Agriculture: Metropolitan Youth in Sustainable and Healthy Living projects.

With these street caravans, the ATI aims to empower urban communities to grow vegetables and other food sources in their own backyards or in communal gardens.

LGUs, SUCs Elevate Proposal-Writing Skills

CUBAO, Quezon City—It is often said that farmers require continuous training to enhance their farming skills and capabilities. The same can be said for agricultural extension workers as they also need continuous education in their own field to better assist our farmers.

In support to this, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) invited 37 technical staff from local government units (LGUs) and state universities and colleges (SUCs) of Luzon and Visayas to a five-day training on improving proposal-writing skills.

Earth Day 2018 Calls to End Plastic Pollution

The Agricultural Training Institute joins the celebration of Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution on April 22.

With the rampant increase in the use of plastics which is evident in our injured marine life, disrupted human hormones, littered beaches, and clogged waste streams and landfills, the survival of the planet is now being threatened.

In this line, Earth Day 2018 is committed to provide information and inspire citizens around the world to fundamentally change their attitude and behavior regarding this issue.

ATI Holds 1st Knowledge Sharing on AFE Policy-Related Studies

DILIMAN, Quezon City—To improve its initiatives to capacitate planning, monitoring and evaluation (PME) officers and continuously contribute to the development of policy-related decisions, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted the 1st Knowledge Sharing on ATI-Funded Agriculture and Fisheries Extension (AFE) Related Policy Studies.

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