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Public Service in Agriculture: Nestor Garcia and his 50-year Journey Toward Leading Guagua Farmers

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 2:50pm

Hangga’t ating ortelanung magkasakit, eku tuknang. Gawan ku ing gagawan ku” (for as long as there are farmers who struggle for livelihood, I will continually thrive and do my duty), the seasoned farmer Mr. Nestor Garcia uttered with conviction. This has been his guiding principle in his 50 years of farming experience.

Garcia started farming at the young age of 10. His father and uncle, who were both farmers in Pampanga, would tag him along as soon as works in the field commenced.

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Transforming Adversities into Opportunities

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 5:37pm

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus’ famous quote “there is nothing permanent in this world, except change” is reflective of what Ronilo Gines, the Magsasaka Siyentista of Llanera, Nueva Ecija, believed in.

Detour

The Llanera, Nueva Ecija farmer grew up dreaming a career not on land, but on the vast ocean. In 1982, he took his two-year bachelor’s degree in marine engineering at Pangasinan Merchant Maritime Academy for a chance to become a seaman someday.

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Grow Your Own Food: The rise of urban gardening during community quarantine

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:44am

One of the most surprising perks of the pandemic is the rise of urban gardening. Panic buying in several areas which resulted to long queues and empty shelves in supermarkets paved way to finding an alternative source of food. With this, the community quarantine has pushed more city dwellers to engage in backyard gardening, giving possibly lasting boost to urban farming.

Categories: From the Regions

Grow Your Own Food: The rise of urban gardening during community quarantine

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:44am

One of the most surprising perks of the pandemic is the rise of urban gardening. Panic buying in several areas which resulted to long queues and empty shelves in supermarkets paved way to finding an alternative source of food. With this, the community quarantine has pushed more city dwellers to engage in backyard gardening, giving possibly lasting boost to urban farming.

Categories: From the Regions

ATI Today

Extension services continue to evolve. With the challenges that extension workers and farmers face, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore various strategies to improve its efforts as the extension and training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In over 30 years, the ATI has celebrated various successes and learned from the lessons during hard times. Nonetheless, we are proud to be standing the test of time through the support of our partners and the clientele themselves. This is the ATI Today, more committed to bring you extension services beyond boundaries.