organic agriculture

New Edition of Organic Agriculture Directory to be Out Soon

The Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Training Institute and the Spread Organic Agriculture in the Philippines (SOAP) Movement will be releasing the second edition of the only Organic Agriculture Directory in the country.
 
After it has been launched during the 9th National Organic Agriculture Congress in Cebu last November 2012, the directory has been in demand for all farmers, producers and suppliers, even consumers who are into organic farming and who are planning to venture into organic agriculture.
 

Recognizing and Strengthening Filipino Women’s Role in Agricultural Development

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Women play an essential role in the agricultural growth of our country but they still continue to face obstacles and receive limited recognitions for their valuable contributions to food production and food security.

A Step Towards Healthy Living

first featured at ATI Interactive

Dr. Albert Jo, a medical doctor, established the “Rapha Valley” with the intention of sharing the benefits of good food and nutrition to health.

Rapha Valley is a 7.5 hectare farm situated in a valley-shaped terrain. It was turned into an organic farm, food hub and tourist destination that aims to impart the ideas and principles of proper nutrition for better health. Dr. Jo personally tours the visitors around his farm using the “Point-Explain-Cut-Taste-Explain” method where he lets the guests to see, feel, smell, and taste the herbs and plants. The farm also have simple cottages known as casitas for visitors who wish to extend their stay in the farm.

ATI Coined as SOAP's Strongest Partner during PNOPEX 2015

ORTIGAS CENTER, Metro Manila -- As part of its commitment to promote organic agriculture in the Philippines, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) participated in the recently conducted Philippine Natural and Organic Products Expo (PNOPEX) 2015.

PNOPEX aims to promote the organic farming community, their farming and fishing practices, to organic produce and its benefits. Farmers, farm owners, agriculture enthusiasts and students visited the expo where ATI's booth promoted its programs and services especially related to the Organic Agriculture (OA) Program of the Philippines.

Diverse Union for Climate Change

Diverse thoughts, folks of different culture coming from varying walks in Mindanao came together to face climate change.

ATI's RBO Focal Persons Completed NC II on Organic Agriculture Production

In its quest for excellence, the center staff of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) designated as focal persons for rural-based organizations have satisfied the requirements for the National Certificaation II for Organic Agriculture Production (OAP).

This certification is set by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and ACES Polytechnic Colleges System.

YFFTPJ Batch 2014 Undergo Training on Organic Agriculture Production NC II

PANABO CITY, Davao -- The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recently gathered together the 23 young farmers for the Enhancement and Assessment on Organic Production NC II training. They were the trainees from the Young Filipino Farmers Training in Japan (YFFTPJ) last 2014. The knowledge on agricultural advancement through farming techniques, agricultural management skills and farm youth activities they acquired during their 11-month stay in Japan will become the keys in sustaining long-term development goals in shaping a bright future and impart significant impact to the countryside.

SPA on Upland Rice and Organic Agriculture Learning Site Launched in Cotabato

School for Practical Agriculture or SPA is one of the Agricultural Training Institute's initiatives in persuading farmers to engage in diversified farming system in their respective areas. With this, another SPA on Upland Rice was launched in Upper Dado, Alamada Cotabato last March 30, 2015, owned by Ella Pobre, a retired teacher and a Gawad Saka awardee.

Organic Agriculture Workshop Held to Combat Land Degradation in Observance of International Year of Soil

DILIMAN, Quezon City-- "The International Year of Soils will help us pave the road towards sustainable development for all and by all," noted by Jose Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General.

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