DILIMAN, Quezon City— The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), has partnered with four barangays in Caloocan and Quezon cities for the establishment of “Greenhouse Village” in support to the urban agriculture initiative of the “Plant, Plant, Plant” Program.
Key ATI officials signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with representatives from barangays 179 and 180 in Caloocan, and Payatas and Tandang Sora in Quezon City which will serve as pilot areas for this undertaking.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Department of Agriculture (DA) recognized 13 individuals and nine organizations for their outstanding contributions in the country’s agriculture and fisheries sector during the “49th Gawad Saka: Parangal sa Natatanging Magsasaka at Mangingisda” presented virtually, December 14.
Gawad Saka is an annual search led by the DA, together with its bureaus and attached agencies, that aims to pay tribute to the achievements of farmers and fishers in the country. This was first launched as the “Search for Outstanding Farmers of the Year” in 1970.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Four agricultural organizations from Quezon City and CALABARZON have signed up to help the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) boost the promotion of urban agriculture through the “Binhi Para sa Pamayanan” Program.
These organizations, which are certified learning sites and extension partners of the ATI, are first to join the program which aims to produce and distribute ready-to-plant vegetable seedlings to ensure healthy and nutritious food in the local communities.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) Central Office has retained certification for its Quality Management System (QMS) under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001:2015) after a successful virtual audit last November 20, 2020 by TUV-SUD PSB Philippines Inc., a management systems solution provider.
The re-certification was issued to the Institute after it demonstrated continued implementation and compliance of its QMS to the international standards.
BAGONG SILANG, Caloocan City—To encourage more families to grow safe and nutritious food, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to assist the establishment of school and household gardens through the “Glamourizing Farming through Urban Agriculture” Program.
QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—To intensify its campaign of motivating the youth to engage in farming, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) launched the “Glamourizing Farming through Urban Agriculture” Program in schools in three different districts in Quezon City.
On October 22, the program was launched in District IV, hosted by the North Fairview Elementary School in Barangay Fairview. In his message, Julio Villapa, school principal, underscored the importance of urban farming, which helped many people become self-reliant amid the ongoing health crisis.
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.