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New Agri Chief Backs Moringa Industry

Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar during the ATI Free Seminar on Moringa.

DILIMAN, Quezon City—New Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar has urged private sector partners and agriculture enthusiasts to support the growth of moringa farming in the country to become a highly profitable enterprise from being a backyard industry.

“This [industry] will not only bring us more economic opportunities and increased income but will also contribute to the wellness and good health of the people,” Dar said.

ATI Supports LeMMCAP’s 2020 National Convention

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Recognizing the essence of collaboration to speed up rural development, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to partner with groups and organizations such as the League of Municipal Agricultural Officers, Municipal and City Agriculturists of the Philippines, Inc. (LeMMCAP).

ATI and LeMMCAP officials sat down for a meeting to discuss the latter’s plans and activities for 2020, particularly its National Convention.

Free Seminar Highlights Local Medicinal Herbs

Dr. Mechelle Palma of Remnant Institute Inc. at the ATI Free Seminar in Quezon City.

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Highlighting the benefits of “medicinal farming” in the country, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a free seminar on the production and processing of herbs and spices.

Dr. Mechelle Palma, lifestyle medicine specialist, served as resource person during the seminar. Palma is also the CEO of Remnant Institute Inc., an ATI-certified extension services provider.

In her lecture, Palma talked about herb utilization and processing, as well as culinary herbs and culinary medicine.

Agri Gardens Bloom in Metro Manila

METRO MANILA—Green gardens are redesigning the city fabric as the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) intensifies its urban agriculture program through a series of partnerships with different communities and organizations.

The said program, led by the ATI-Partnerships and Accreditation Division, aims to assist city residents to integrate farming into their daily activities through the establishment of urban farms.

4-H Youth Develop Skills in Organizational Management

ERMITA, Manila—The 4-H Club of the Philippines and other rural-based organizations (RBOs) strongly serve as channels for the development of agriculture and fisheries technologies in the country.

As the lead agency that supports these organizations, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a Capacity Enhancement for 4-H National Federation Officers on Organizational Management.

Training Series on Extension Delivery System Held for ATI Staff

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—As the lead in training and extension in agriculture, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) workforce continue to deepen their understanding on the principles and concepts of the industry during the Training Course on Extension Delivery System (EDS).

In the second of the EDS training series, 26 staff from the ATI Central Office and its network of training centers gained new perspective on what extension work is all about.

New Publications Launched to Promote Agriculture

ATI Director Alfredo Aton, ATI Deputy Director Abdul Daya-an, ATI Information Services Division Chief Antonieta Arceo, and ATI Region X Center Director Lydia Echavez at the cover reveal..

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte— To further empower and inspire Filipinos from different sectors, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) remains committed in documenting the transformative power of agriculture.

The Institute, through the Information Services Division, led the cover reveal and launch of its newest publications, the “From Arms to Farms” success story book and “Gastronomica” coffee table book.

Free Seminar Attendees Vow to Promote Edible Landscaping

UPLB assistant professor Ryan Rodrigo Tayobong  speaks at the ATI's free seminar

DILIMAN, Quezon City—First-timers and regular attendees of the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) free seminars affirmed their support to promote edible landscaping, especially in urban areas, to help ensure that food is safe and available to all Filipinos at all times.

In the latest ATI free seminar, which focused on edible landscaping, the attendees stated their commitment to advocate for the practice of growing food in free spaces within the home.

Nat’l S&T Week Highlights Contributions to SDGs

To highlight the significant contributions of science and technology in national development, the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) is celebrated every third week of July through Proclamation No. 169 of 1993.

This year's theme, "Science for the People: Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development," aims to strengthen the latest innovations in technologies, research, and products that help achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Experts Share Key to Vegetable Farming Success

Organic farming expert Dr. Isagani Catedral speaks at the ATI free seminar.

DILIMAN, Quezon City—During the latest free seminar of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Dr. Isagani Catedral of Livegreen International Incorporated underscored the importance of good field planning in achieving a successful vegetable farming venture.

"You should start right by having a master plan–a field lay-out–to avoid losses resulting from poor field planning," he said. He then discussed how a planting program helps provide continuous supply of vegetables to the target market, which should also be based on household and market preference.


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.