Catheryn M. Villorente

AgriTalk Brings ‘Green’ Ideas in Metro Manila

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Metro Manila residents are getting more inspiration to make agriculture as a business venture with the help of farming experts from different parts of the country.

In the third leg of the AgriTalk seminar series, residents from different urban areas became more aware of the benefits of agriculture, particularly, square-foot gardening, mushroom production, organic concoctions, goat production, and exotic fruit trees.

14th National e-Learning Conference Notes ATI Initiatives

BUTUAN City, Agusan del Norte—The electronic learning or e-Learning program of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) exemplified yet again the government’s initiatives in terms of information and communications technology (ICT) in agriculture and fisheries during the 14th National eLearning Conference (NeLC).

ATI Officer-in-Charge Director Luz Taposok, who keynoted the conference, shared the evolution, accomplishments, and further improvements for the e-Learning program as it reached its 10th year.

1st National Congress Highlights Role of Family Farming in Food Security

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—Recognizing the important role of family farming, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) spearheaded the first National Farm Family Congress.

With the theme “The Role of Family Farming in Meeting the Food Security Challenge”, the congress served as a way to further promote family farming as farmers and their families shared their stories on their journey to becoming farmer leaders and agricultural entrepreneurs.

Organic Agriculture Buffs Learn Vermicomposting

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Organic agriculture continues to boom in the country and people living in the cities are starting to take interest in farming. Taking advantage of this trend, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted two seminars on organic agriculture for the urban setting this year.

Following the free seminar on organic concoctions held in February, Duran Agribusiness and Training Center farm and training manager Luis Bausa returned to ATI to share about the vermiculture technology for organic farming.

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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.

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