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ATI’s 1st Harvest Festival Showcases Urban Farming Technologies

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Metro Manila partners of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) learned various urban farming technologies during the ATIng Gulayan ng Department of Agriculture (DA) Harvest Festival.

Among the technologies and practices showcased in the one-day activity were drip irrigation system, hydroponics, nursery management, mushroom production, mokusaku technology, vermicomposting, and preparation and application of organic fertilizer.

Women Rice Farmers Share Journey in Agriculture

MAKATI CITY, Metro Manila—As active players in national development, Filipina rice farmers from different parts of the country were celebrated for their contributions and important economic efforts in agriculture.

This was during the Symposium on Women in Rice Farming, held by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in celebration of the Women’s Month. Here, women farmers from selected regions showcased their initiatives and best practices in rice farming.

Panagyaman Rice Festival Highlights Successes of Rice Farmers

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) joins the nation in the celebration of Panagyaman Rice Festival this April.

Pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation No. 606, s.2004, the Panagyaman Rice Festival is celebrated to recognize the contributions and successes of small farmers who have been the backbone in the campaign for a hunger-free Philippines. April marks the beginning of harvesting for rice and other food crops during dry season, a period that gives significance to the nationwide festivities in May and June.

Corn Program Coordinators Trained on Corn Production, Processing Technologies

CABAGAN, Isabela—In line with the thrust to promote white corn as a healthier staple than rice, focal persons of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Corn Program were trained on the production of flint corn and processing of corn grits for food.

These focal persons, who play an important role in expanding the reach of up-to-date corn farming technologies, include program coordinators from DA regional field offices and Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) training centers.

Metro Manila Agripreneurs Learn Tips on Product Packaging

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Farmer entrepreneurs and agribusiness enthusiasts are taking the opportunity to gain knowledge on how to expand their ventures through the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) free seminars.

In the Free Seminar on Product Packaging and Labelling, the latest of this series, some 260 individuals from Metro Manila learned various ways on packaging and labelling agricultural products and its importance in terms of marketing.

20 Provinces Qualify for 2018 Rice Achievers Awards

MAKATI CITY, Metro Manila—Local farmers in Isabela, who have a land area of one hectare or less, can now avail themselves of an interest-free loan through the Bojie-Rodito Opportunities (BRO) Livelihood Assistance for Marginalized Farmers.

This effort, spearheaded by the provincial government of Isabela, is among the 13 sub-programs of the BRO livelihood assistance for marginalized farmers. These aim to provide the best quality of life in the province which is a leading rice producer in the country.

Dev’t of Training Regulations for Solar-powered Irrigation System Underway

MUÑOZ, Nueva Ecija—Different agencies including the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Technical Educational Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) are leading a series of activities for the development of training regulations (TRs) on the different functions and competencies needed for the solar-powered irrigation system (SPIS).

DA Strengthens Connectivity with Farmers thru FARM App

DILIMAN, Quezon City—To digitally innovate ways in responding to farmers’ information needs and complaints, the Department of Agriculture (DA) recently launched the Fisheries and Agriculture Response Management (FARM) Citizens Application.

The FARM App is a 24/7 online-based help desk developed in coordination with key agencies and bureaus of the Department. It aims to address questions and concerns from farmers, particularly on plant and animal disease management, through chat or live messaging feature.

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