KANCHANABURI, Thailand – Poverty and hunger are long-term global problems severely experienced in the developing countries. As the ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Agriculture and Training Extension (AWGATE) recently held its 24th meeting, improved policies and actions plans on agriculture extension have been formulated to address these worldwide challenges.
LAHUG, Cebu City – To express support and appreciation to the stakeholders of the Agriculture and Fisheries Mechanization (AFMech) in the Philippines, OIC-Director Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) served as the guest speaker during the recently concluded Island-Wide AFMech Congress in the Visayas.
Dr. Taposok underscored the significance of building support systems for the AFMech Law or Republic Act (RA) 10601.
MANILA – In the context of food security and affordability, the application of good agricultural practices (GAP) and integrated pest management (IPM) are two farming techniques widely promoted by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).
ATI OIC Director Luz A. Taposok, in her opening remarks for the recently held Philippines – Thailand Bilateral Training Course on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Mango Production, urged the agricultural practitioners to understand the breadth and depth of the concept of IPM.
IBA, Zambales – “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Dr. Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) cited this old Chinese proverb to emphasize the importance of leadership during the Provincial Training of Trainers (TOT) on Binhi ng Pagasa Program for Young Filipino Farmers held recently.
MANILA – OIC-Director Luz Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) stressed the need to shift to a market-oriented farming as some ASEAN Member States gather to undergo training and formulate plans on how to deal with agricultural losses due to the changing climate.
“Sustainable Agriculture Focused on Climate-Smart Farming Business is a practical response to the short and long-term problems caused by climate change.” Dr. Taposok stated during the course orientation and opening program.