Marianne B. Antonio

ATI, TESDA Join Forces to Strengthen Farm Tourism

NAUJAN, Oriental Mindoro – Consistent efforts are made to improve the knowledge and technical skills of the farmers and fishers in the countryside. Recently, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) collaborated for the establishment of farm school in MiMaRoPa, pursuant to the Republic Act 10816 or the Farm Tourism Development Act of 2016.

Shaping Development Strategies during 24th AWGATE Meeting

KANCHANABURI, Thailand – Poverty and hunger are long-term global problems severely experienced in the developing countries. As the ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Agriculture and Training Extension (AWGATE) recently held its 24th meeting, improved policies and actions plans on agriculture extension have been formulated to address these worldwide challenges.

Taposok Acknowledges Partners in Strengthening the AFMech Law

LAHUG, Cebu City – To express support and appreciation to the stakeholders of the Agriculture and Fisheries Mechanization (AFMech) in the Philippines, OIC-Director Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) served as the guest speaker during the recently concluded Island-Wide AFMech Congress in the Visayas.
 

Worldwide Adoption of IPM on Fruit Crops

MANILA – In the context of food security and affordability, the application of good agricultural practices (GAP) and integrated pest management (IPM) are two farming techniques widely promoted by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).
 
ATI OIC Director Luz A. Taposok, in her opening remarks for the recently held Philippines – Thailand Bilateral Training Course on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Mango Production, urged the agricultural practitioners to understand the breadth and depth of the concept of IPM.
 

Young Farmers: Frontliners of Sustainable Development

IBA, Zambales – “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Dr. Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) cited this old Chinese proverb to emphasize the importance of leadership during the Provincial Training of Trainers (TOT) on Binhi ng Pagasa Program for Young Filipino Farmers held recently.
 

Climate-Smart Farming Business to Combat Climate Change Problems

MANILA – OIC-Director Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) stressed the need to shift to a market-oriented farming as some ASEAN Member States gather to undergo training and formulate plans on how to deal with agricultural losses due to the changing climate.
 
“Sustainable Agriculture Focused on Climate-Smart Farming Business is a practical response to the short and long-term problems caused by climate change.” Dr. Taposok stated during the course orientation and opening program.
 

Taposok Leads Inauguration of New Training Facility in Nueva Ecija

PALAYAN CITY, Nueva Ecija – Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) OIC-Director Dr. Luz Taposok, together with the ATI Training Center Superintendents (TCS), took part in the inauguration and blessing of the new training facility in Region III.
 

The Need to Increase Awareness on Agribusiness

DILIMAN, Quezon City - “Agribusiness is not yet widely known and understood. This is why we have to continue taking steps and measures on how to spread awareness and knowledge on this field which has a huge potential to sustain a country.” This was stated by OIC-Director Luz A. Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) during the Consultation and Orientation on Kapatid Agri-Mentor Me Program (KAMMP).

Taposok: Expand Organic Agriculture to Ensure Food Safety

KAUSWAGAN, Lanao Del Norte – Dr. Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) urged agriculture officials and fellow Filipinos during this year’s Organic Agri-Aqua and Livestock Fair to continue adopting and promoting organic agriculture for a safe food consumption.
 
“Organic agriculture should be widely adopted. Several studies and researches show the increase in sicknesses and diseases and untimely deaths triggered by foods that contain toxic substances.” Dr. Taposok expressed.
 

Taposok Cites AgRiDOCs' Role in Transformation and Development

TANTANGAN, South Cotabato – “The gift to touch the life of a stranger whether that be a farmer, an old man, a rural wife – you were given that potential and you need to maximize that potential to do your purpose."
 
OIC-Director Dr. Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), emphasized these words during the recently held graduation ceremony of the Agricultural Development and Extension Officers of the Community or AgRiDOCs.
 

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