farm tourism

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.

Farm Schools for Agricultural Development

ATI Director Asterio P. Saliot, the adoptive “Father of Costales Nature Farm,” did not miss the Fourth Organic Harvest Festival. The farm was established by Ronald Costales, a retired IT expert, and then built a strong partnership with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) for the promotion of Organic Agriculture. Looking back, Costales jumped-off in organic farming from zero knowledge.

ASEAN Farmers’ Week Highlights Farm Tourism for Sustainable Agriculture

MANILA, Philippines – Front and center in this year's observance of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Farmers’ Week is the farm tourism industry. Farmer-leaders and agricultural extension officials from the ASEAN member states convened to promote regional cooperation in agriculture, fisheries and forestry through exchange of information on various potent drivers of the region’s competitiveness in the international market and valuable mechanisms for poverty reduction.

3rd Farm Tourism Conference Advocates Healthy Soils for a Healthy Life

Lucban, Quezon Province - The Third Farm Tourism Conference held recently advocated “Healthy Soils for a Healthy Life” in support of the United Nations (UN) declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils (IYS).

ASEAN and the Farm Tourism Industry in the Philippines

“ASEAN integration is not just about competition in fact it is about collaboration and cooperation.”

Dr. Asterio Saliot of Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) emphasized these words during the Training Course On Sustainable Agriculture Focused On Farm Tourism Industry held last May 17 to 30, 2015. The ATI in partnership with the Government of Japan through the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) conducted the activity as the second phase of the project for Strengthening Capacity Building in Agricultural Sector in ASEAN countries.

First Philippine Farm Herbal Tourism Launched

Bringing to life the pharmacies in the backyard, Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Remnant Institute of Alternative Medicine (RIAM) opened to the public the first ever farm and Herbal Tourism in the Philippines.

Uniquely initiated through the collaborative efforts of ATI Director Asterio P. Saliot and couple doctors Joel and Michelle Palma, the ingenuity promotes organic medicinal farming for health care and livelihood.

A Concept Paper on Extension Model for Farm Tourism

Committed in promoting and advocating organic agriculture in the country, the Agricultural Training Institute led by its Director Asterio Saliot, has laid out strategies that would encourage its stakeholders’ involvement in such.  Among these involve transforming farmlands into tourism destinations such as the: Learning Sites, Schools for Practical Agriculture, Farm Business Schools, and Ladderized Course in Agriculture.
 

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