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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.

‘AGRI’ Expands Reach of Digital Finance Services for Farmers

BUTUAN CITY, Agusan del Norte—Farmers can now avail themselves of digital micro-financing services through the Accelerated Growth and Rural Inclusion (AGRI) platform of FINTQnologies Corp. (FINTQ).

AGRI is the latest feature of FINTQ’s KasamaKA initiative, a grassroots-based, bottom-up, and multi-sectoral social advocacy program for inclusive growth. This platform aims to provide small farmers and fishers easier access to affordable financing to help increase their productivity and expand their connections to markets.

ATI, Partner Farmers to Participate in AgriLink 2018

It's that time of the year again! Mark your calendars for the AgriLink/FoodLink/AquaLink 2018. Visit the Agricultural Training Institute at Booth 52 as we gather our partner farmers to bring you affordable products! We will have fresh produce and processed food products. Plus, loads of agriculture-related information materials for free!

Don't miss out on the fun on October 4-6. 2018 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City, Metro Manila. See you there! #ishareknowledge #atiinspire

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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.