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’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.

ATI Briefs Organic Agriculture Practitioners on e-Extension Program

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Some 25 Organic Agriculture (OA) practitioners and technical staff from Region V came for a briefing on the e-Extension Program for Agriculture and Fisheries as part of their field learning activities last December 10, 2013.
The group showed significant interest on the components of the program – e-Farming, e-Trading, and especially on the e-Learning.

ATI Joins 10th NOAC, 1st PNOPEx

PASAY CITY – The 10th National Organic Agriculture Congress (NOAC) and 1st Philippine Natural and Organic Products Expo (PNOPEx) concluded its three-day event held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). Celebrating the organic agriculture community and practices, the expo and the congress were initiated by National Organic Agriculture Board (NOAB) through the Department of Agriculture. About 3,000 visitors from the different parts of the Philippines came to the event, according to the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards.

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