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.

ATI, ACES Polytechnic College Team Up for ARMMSARAP Project in Basilan

BASILAN -- Muslim fishers with bonnets on their heads and a rifle hanged on their chest speedily approached riding in two yellow bangca. These were no ordinary fishing boats but were more like powerful jet skis thundering, emerging on each side and trapping the team’s boat in between, ready to attack. Luckily, the yellow powerful boats just passed. They were the 'bantay dagat' of Barangay Balas, Lamitan City, Basilan charged to guide and called by their Barangay Captain Ibrahim Ballaho.

ATI’s Organic Fastfood to Complete the Organic Agriculture Chain

From production to marketing, the organic agriculture chain is now complete with the conceptualization and soon establishment of an organic fastfood. The food chain is another idea of Director Asterio Saliot of Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) to address and provide market for organic producers equipped by the Institute. This plan was officially put into blue print by Dr. Frank Dela Peña, ATI’s partner in providing livelihood to the marginalized through promoting organic agriculture.

ATI's Telemagazine Series on Organic Agriculture Underway

DILIMAN, Quezon City – The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is currently producing a Telemagazine that features selected Organic Agriculture (OA) practitioners in the country. Aside from promoting the best practices of OA, the Telemagazine aims to capacitate individuals and improve the understanding and application of principles and best practices among the existing organic farmer practitioners.

ATI Holds 4th Bloggers Event for Organic Agriculture

DOLORES, Quezon – The fourth leg of the bloggers' event for Organic Agriculture (OA) organized by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) travelled up to the vicinity of Mount Banahaw and Mount Cristobal to explore a well-preserved land hidden in the midst – the Bangkong Kahoy Valley Nature Retreat and Field Study Center.

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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