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Young Farmers Get Certified on Organic Agriculture Production

MAJAYJAY, Laguna – Twenty young farmers of the 2016 batch of the Young Filipino Farmers’ Training Program in Japan (YFFTPJ) passed with flying colors the latest Enhancement and Assessment on Organic Agriculture (OA) Production National Certificate II (NC II).

The training, conducted by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in cooperation with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), was held as part of the Institute’s efforts to continually capacitate these young farmers even after their 11-month training in Japan.

OFW and Family Summit Showcases Opportunities in Agriculture

PASAY CITY, Metro Manila – Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), together with their families, convened for the 7th OFW and Family Summit led by the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG).

With the theme "Kabuhayan sa Agrikultura para sa Pamilyang OFW", the summit featured OFWs who succeeded in agripreneurship. Discussions on mechanization, modern farming, microfinancing, and farm schools were also conducted to provide livelihood opportunities to OFWs in the field of agriculture.

ATI Holds Back-to-Back Exhibits This Week

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is holding back-to-back exhibits this week in support to two main events - one is the Department of Agriculture's 13th Philippine National Corn Congress and the other one is the 7th OFW and Family Summit organized by Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG). These events are simultaneously held at the Philippine International Convention Center and at the World Trade Center both in Pasay City.

ATI Promotes Rice-based Products thru Free Seminar

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Filipinos love rice so much, having it for every meal and some more for snacks like the 'kakanin'. Rice-based products like this not only create variation for rice but can also serve as an alternative source of income for rice producers.

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) showed its support to this notion by conducting a free seminar on rice-based processing that showcased ways of bringing a different color to rice.

National Rice Awareness Month Pushes for Healthier Way of Enjoying Rice

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Rice remains to be a staple food in every Filipino meal and the most abundant crop in terms of production in the country.

To honor rice farmers and the rice industry itself, the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) for this year kicked off with activities led by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice).

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) had a head start for the celebration with a briefing of the Be RICEponsible campaign led by its national campaign director Myriam Layaoen.

BRIA-FARMERS Learning Event Celebrates Agripreneurship, Partnership

MALATE, Manila – “We learned a lot about farming as a business. We now know that small farmers can be entrepreneurs in their own farms, no matter how big or small the area is,” local farmer technician Nelia Sombiro from Oton, Iloilo said.

Sombiro had this to say about her experience as part of the Better Rice Initiative Asia-Fostering Agriculture and Rice Marketing by improved Education and Rural advisory Services (BRIA-FARMERS) during the project’s culminating activity, also dubbed as the National Learning Event.

Binhi ng Pag-asa Summit Unites 4-H Club Officers Nationwide

PASAY CITY, Metro Manila—To enhance the skills and competence of the youth to become effective leaders, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted the "4-H Leadership and Young Farmers' Program: Binhi ng Pag-asa Summit" for 4-H Club officers from different areas across the country.

Through lectures and group workshops, the participants learned about various topics such as the use and trends in social media and the role of youth in agriculture.

ATI Revisits Safety Standards thru Fire Drill

DILIMAN, Quezon City - The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted a fire drill afternoon of October 24 at its central office as part of its organizational safety standards.

Led by the designated safety officers, staff from all ATI units carried their emergency preparedness bags and headed for the evacuation area during the drill.

"In compliance with the fire code of the Philippines, we should conduct two fire drills a year. One of which is announced and another that is not," said Allan Raymond Baldago, one of the safety officers of the ATI.

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