Erika Z. Vizcarra

Pangilinan: ‘The future is digital in farming’

Senator Francis Pangilinan during the virtual TGP 2020 Summit.

TRECE MARTIRES, Cavite—As the global pandemic still “rages on,” Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan underscores his support to the promotion of digital technology among Filipino farmers and fishers.

In his keynote speech during the virtual Techno Gabay Program (TGP) 2020 Summit of the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) in CALABARZON, Pangilinan stressed that various technologies already exist that can be used to lower the risks or losses of farmers and, thus, help them earn more.

Outstanding Provinces, Associations Recognized in 2019 Rice Achievers Awards

2019 Rice Achievers Awards

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Top rice producers in the country were recognized in the 2019 Rice Achievers Awards in a small ceremony held at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management Convention Hall in Quezon City, November 27.

Ten provinces received awards with cash prize worth Php4 million each during the ceremony. Meanwhile, members of 10 National and Communal Irrigators’ Associations (IAs) and six Small Water Irrigation Systems Associations (SWISA) received their awards with cash prize worth Php1 million each.

Vegetarian Awareness Month Showcases Benefits of Plant-based Diet

This October, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) joins the world in celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month and supports Filipino consumers in exploring plant-based options for diet and nutrition.

Vegetarian Awareness Month is observed in different countries every year, as it kicks off with World Vegetarian Day on October 1 and ends with World Vegan Day on November 1. World Vegetarian Day was founded in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978.

Not your ordinary ‘plantita’

Marjorie Pineda-Uy

Many Filipinos have become plant aficionados during the quarantine, but lifestyle blogger Marjorie Pineda-Uy, or “Marj” to her friends, started urban farming way back before it became the big thing that it is today.

“Sometime in 2011, I was invited to visit Costales Nature Farms in Majayjay, Laguna. Out of curiosity, I accepted the invitation without any expectations, except to experience a ‘buhay probinsya’ kind of weekend,” Marj recalled.

The trip eventually turned out to be an educational experience for her, even playing a huge part in her lifestyle change.

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