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Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:25am

PHILIPPINES – Hundreds of members of the 4-H Club of the Philippines convened in summer camps, workshops, forums, and other related events in various localities around the country. This was an effort of the Agricultural Training Institute, through its Regional Training Centers (RTCs), to continuously empower young farmers and agricultural enthusiasts in the country.

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 6:02pm

DILIMAN, Quezon City – For more than three decades now, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has been reaching out to young farmers in rural areas in the Philippines to pass on new agricultural technologies and practices through an exchange program in Japan. This program, called the Young Filipino Farmers Training Program in Japan (YFFTPJ), has recently concluded a Pre-departure Orientation Course (PDOC) for some 18 scholars this year.

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 5:51pm

DILIMAN, Quezon City – The growing interest of more Filipinos in mango farming is bringing in more hope for the industry to meet the increasing domestic and international market demand. This was exhibited recently during the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) Free Seminar on Mango Production and Processing.

Around 300 individuals from as far as SOCCSKSARGEN came and participated in the discussion and demonstrations. They are mostly mango growers, local government employees, students, and private citizens with the desire to engage in mango farming.

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:23pm

MUÑOZ, Nueva Ecija — To ensure efficient transfer of technology to stakeholders and increase their level of mechanization adoption, a new breed of experts recently underwent a Resource Person Development Course on Grains Postharvest Technology. These new pool of resource persons are composed of 19 Agriculture & Fishery Mechanization (AFMech) focals from the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) network of training centers and the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech).

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:14pm

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.

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:31pm

STA. Mesa, Manila – Saying “ang gulay ay pampa-haba ng buhay” is not enough, it should be followed by “if it is chemical-free.” As such, we can be sure that the food we eat will bring us premium health in the long run.

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:36pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, South Cotabato — A total of 100 frontliners in agricultural extension attended the Technical Conference on Agricultural Mechanization and Postharvest Technologies last March 6-10, 2017.  They are composed of Agriculture and Fishery Mechanization (AFMech) focal persons of the Agricultural Training Institute’s network of training centers, Regional Information Officers from Department of Agriculture’s regional field offices, and staff from Provincial Agricultural Offices in Visayas and Mindanao.

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 3:31pm

DILIMAN, Quezon City — Facing the challenge of transferring climate information as extension messages to the most vulnerable sectors of the community, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recently conducted the “National Workshop on Planning and Targeting Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) Livelihoods and Communities Focused on Vulnerability Assessment.”