Iseult Kyllie Capacio

Ready for Takeoff: YFFTPJ Batch 2017 Finishes PDOC

DILIMAN, Quezon City – For more than three decades now, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has been reaching out to young farmers in rural areas in the Philippines to pass on new agricultural technologies and practices through an exchange program in Japan. This program, called the Young Filipino Farmers Training Program in Japan (YFFTPJ), has recently concluded a Pre-departure Orientation Course (PDOC) for some 18 scholars this year.

ATI, DOT Work Hand-in-hand in Promoting Farm Tourism

Aside from boosting the influx of tourists to local farms, “Farm Tourism” likewise advocates knowledge on agricultural practices in the country that will encourage more active involvement in the agriculture and fisheries sector. Moreover, it opens up opportunities for farmer-producers to market their products by connecting them directly to potential niche markets.

More Hands for Urban Gardening through ATIng Gulayan Street Caravan

STA. Mesa, Manila – Saying “ang gulay ay pampa-haba ng buhay” is not enough, it should be followed by “if it is chemical-free.” As such, we can be sure that the food we eat will bring us premium health in the long run.

Women in Agriculture Celebration Caps Off with Farm Tour

SAN ILDEFONSO, Bulacan – The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), together with members of Rural Improvement Clubs from various regions in the Philippines celebrated the last hurrah of the Women in Agriculture Symposium through a farm tour at Duran Farm on March 3, 2017.

The 53 participants were briefed and toured by the owner herself, Desiree Duran. Starting off with an orientation, Duran shared how she started farming, which has proven to give inspiration to other women farmers.

Free Seminars at Women in Agriculture Symposium Concluded

DILIMAN, Quezon City — Passionate and knowledgeable — these are what described the resource persons of the Agricultural Training Institute’s simultaneous free seminars today, March 2, 2017. Thus, they shared their expertise and encouraged the participants to undertake businesses in various fields in agriculture and fisheries.

Showcasing Women in Agriculture: ATI Opens RIC Products Exhibit, Offers Free Seminars

Diliman, Quezon City – Recognizing the important roles of women in agriculture and fisheries, a three-day activity aimed at honoring every woman in this sector officially opened today, March 1, 2016.
 

Rural Development on the Line: MPM-RD to Produce More Graduates, Train More Scholars

first featured at ATI Interactive

The Master in Public Management major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) is an 18-month scholarship program that seeks to foster the rural development initiatives in the Philippines. The program scholars are permanent employees from three major rural development-oriented government agencies namely: Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Department of Agriculture (DA). Scholars are purposefully selected to stand as informed development managers who will help in decision-making for an efficient implementation of countryside development.

The MPM-RD employs a blended learning approach that combines the traditional face-to-face sessions with online learning. Its courses are tailored-fit to answer the needs in rural development, fully equipping its scholars with leadership skills in this area.

ATI Offers Free Seminars to Celebrate Women in Agriculture

Diliman, Quezon City – To welcome the Women’s Month, six free seminars will be held at the Agricultural Training Institute Central Office (ATI-CO) compound along Elliptical Road on March 2, 2017.

Specifically, these are free seminars on: Virgin Coconut Oil Processing; Vegetable and Fruit Puree Production; Honey Bee Production and Processing; Making Bags and Accessories out of Water Lily; Seaweed Processing; and Herbal Soap Making.

ATIng Gulayan ng DA goes to Caloocan City

CALOOCAN CITY, Metro Manila – Another community visited equates to the propagation of knowledge on urban gardening. Yesterday, February 15, 2017, marked the first Caloocan City visit of the ATIng Gulayan Street Caravan led by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

More than 120 Grade 7, 8, and 10 students of Mt. Heights National High School were taught about the basics of urban gardening. Likewise, they got to experience a hands-on demonstration on how to plant vegetables in some usual household finds like used mineral water bottles.

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