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 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.

Local Chief Executives, Farmers and Extension Workers among the New Breeds of OA Champions

MAJAYJAY, Laguna – To further boost organic farming in the country, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) as the extension and training arm of the Philippine Department of Agriculture is now tapping the different stakeholders to promote, advocate and communicate not only the practice of organic agriculture (OA) but also its benefits and advantages to people and the environment.

Organic Agriculture in Negros Occidental Featured in ATI's Bloggers' Event

BACOLOD CITY – Negros Occidental is considered as the premier province when it comes to organic farming.  With strong support coming from the provincial government coupled with passionate stakeholders, the province's initiatives on Organic Agriculture has been on full blast.

2nd Bloggers’ Event for Organic Agriculture Held in the Cordilleras

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – With more farmers going into the organic way of producing agricultural products, the challenge now is to convince  consumers to buy and support these organic products.

Seeing the potential of using blogs to promote organic agriculture (OA), the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) gathered some 12 active bloggers on food, lifestyle, and travel to intensify awareness of OA  among consumers.


PASAY CITY - The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in collaboration with Spread Organic Agriculture in the Philippines (SOAP) and Agritects Society of the Philippines (ASP) joined the this year's United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) Convention Exhibits (CONEX).  

Agritects Society Formed for Organic Agriculture Program

VICTORIAS CITY, Negros Occidental – The recently concluded training course on Produktibong Pinoy Strategy or the Agriculture for Sustainable Habitat (ASH) of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) gave rise to the formation of a new group called the Agritects Society of the Philippines (ASP). ASP is the first organization in the country where architects, farmers and rural-based organizations join together to advocate ASH.   

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