More Nutrition, Less Hunger through Edible Landscaping

DILIMAN, Quezon City – In its advocacy to promote backyard farming in rural and urban areas, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a free seminar on Edible Landscaping at its Central Office on January 31, 2017.

Interested private individuals and agriculture enthusiasts from Metro Manila, Laguna, and Rizal, among others, attended the activity. Agriculturist Mark Nello Alvarez of ATI’s Partnership and Accreditation Division provided an introduction to edible landscaping, including its purposes, processes, elements, principles, and things to consider in designing one’s landscape. He likewise highlighted the importance of ensuring food security and sustainability, particularly the eradication of hunger and malnutrition in the country.