ATI Joins Call for Zero Hunger Generation

ATI employees recite the 2015 WFD Pledge in support to the campaign on eradicating hunger worldwide. (Photo by: Clemente Gabion)

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Driven by the desire to help create a world with zero hunger and poverty, the men and women of the Agricultural Training Institute’s Central Office (ATI-CO) collectively pledged to continuously look for long-term solutions to the needs of marginalized Filipinos during this year’s celebration of the World Food Day (WFD).

With the theme “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty,” the WFD 2015 celebration in the Philippines was led by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It highlighted the importance of social protection in ending poverty and food insecurity in rural agricultural areas.

DA Secretary Proceso Alcala, Assistant Secretary for Livestock and WFD 2015 Chairperson Davinio Catbagan, and FAO Representative in the Philippines Jose Luis Fernandez backed the call for multisector support in achieving a Zero Hunger Generation during the WFD culminating activity.

Held on October 16, 2015 at the Liwasang Aurora in Quezon Memorial Circle, the event gathered officials and employees from the various DA offices, bureaus and attached agencies, as well as some representatives from the FAO, in a candle-lighting ceremony and the declaration of 2015 WFD Pledge.