A farmer from Padre Garcia, Batangas is among two Filipinas recognized in this year’s Women of the Future (WOF) Southeast Asia Awards.
Gloria Morris, founder and president of MoCA Family Farm RLearning Center, was named “Mentor of the Year” in the program which aims to build a platform to showcase regional emerging leaders. The winners were announced in an online event streamed via YouTube on June 25.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The number of individuals and groups getting behind the urban agriculture initiative is getting larger as the Department of Agriculture (DA) continues to lead the charge in household-level food production.
“During this lockdown, we saw the importance of food. We learned that it is no joke when it comes to the source of our food. Because of this, the interest in agriculture is starting to grow,” Senator Kiko Pangilinan said during the second episode of Agri Tayo streamed via Facebook last June 25, 2020.
The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) harnesses the power of the internet and the radio to provide alternative learning opportunities to the public as the community quarantine continues by launching skills development activities online and on air.
With the boom in information and communications technology (ICT) services in today’s “new normal,” the ATI maximizes the use of digital and online tools to cater to the needs of the clientele and, at the same time, support the ongoing programs of the Department of Agriculture (DA) on food security.
With the extension of the enhanced community quarantine, now is as good a time as any to expand one’s knowledge and try other ventures such as farming. Through the “e-Learning for Agriculture and Fisheries” of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), this is possible for thousands of Filipinos without having to leave their own homes.
Launched in 2007, e-Learning is a component of the e-Extension Program of ATI, the training and extension arm of the Department of Agriculture (DA). The program offers alternative means of gaining new knowledge about farming for free.
A first class municipality with around 60,000 people, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya is a premier town which serves as the commercial center in the province. Despite this, the local government unit (LGU) continues to improve its agricultural productivity, particularly its corn industry.
With commitment to contribute to the country’s overall development, Solano shapes its agricultural activities to support poverty alleviation, social equity, food security, and sustainable growth through rational use of resources, protection from unfair competition, and people empowerment.
A fourth class municipality in the province of Isabela, Burgos is known for its competitive corn farming industry. As a top corn-producing area, the municipal government maintains high standards for productivity to ensure self-sufficiency for its total population of around 24,000.
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.