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Thu, 03/29/2012 - 5:37pm

SAN MATEO, Rizal – Gearing towards the full implementation of the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 and in support to the National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP), the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) initiated a consultation-workshop in crafting the standardized training modules on Organic Agriculture.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 12:12pm

QUEZON CITY -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recently gathered representatives from the local government units, non-government organizations and DA agencies, including ATI's regional focal persons to enhance and strenghten planning activities for more efficient upland rice program implementation for the country`s Indigenous peoples (IPs).

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:54am

QUEZON CITY--- To address the farmers' need to have access to a timely, adequate and affordable production credit facilities, the Department of Agriculture introduces the credit component of the Food Staples Sufficiency Program (FSSP).

Under the AgriPinoy's Rice Program, the FSSP aims to raise the farmers' productivity and competitiveness, enhance economic incentives and enabling mechanisms and managing food staples consumption.

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 1:26pm

SAN MATEO, Rizal -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has developed and implemented a comprehensive program to support the rural-based organizations (RBOs) in the country.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 3:41pm

MANILA, Philippines – The way a strategic plan is implemented has a very significant impact to its success. Thus, effective implementation entails full and active executive support, workforce involvement, and efficient communication among them.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 12:49pm

MAKATI, Philippines – Having been recognized here and abroad, the importance of the Department of Agriculture’s e-Extension Program for Agriculture and Fisheries in knowledge sharing as well as technology transfer through Information and Communication Technology, the program was recently presented to the members of the Management Association of the Philippines-AgriBusiness and Countryside Development (MAP-ABCD) Foundation Inc. during its Weekly Forum Meeting.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 3:22pm

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna --- As one of the world`s major and fastest expanding crops, soybean contributes significantly to overall human nutrition in terms of both calorie and protein intake and it makes the crop in demand specifically for vegetable oil and animal feed in developing countries.

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 1:25pm

 
Written by Ernesto M. Ordoñez
 
YouTube is a powerful tool for agricultural extension. We believe this, as well as other information technology methods, should be used by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to improve farmers’ income.

What spurred me to this subject were two texts I received on my commentary, “There is money in worms,” which appeared last week. One was from Tony de Castro of Earthworm Sanctuary, whom I identified as a vermiculture information source.