ALFONSO, Cavite—Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar called for collective support in lowering the cost of production for organic agriculture during the 16th National Organic Agriculture Congress (NOAC).
“The challenge today for the organic agriculture sector is to further reduce the cost of production and increase productivity so that, at the end of the day, the products being sold in the market become more affordable,” he said.
TANGUB, Misamis Occidental—To ensure that appropriate measures are in place to aid agricultural communities that are highly vulnerable to risks of climate change, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is set to fully mainstream climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies in its banner programs next year.
PASAY CITY, Metro Manila—Farmers from Central Luzon and CALABARZON were once again front and center at the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) exhibit during AgriLink/FoodLink/AquaLink 2019.
Owners of three Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSAs) and one Extension Service Provider (ESP) joined ATI staff for another year in the said expo to promote farming as a viable and sustainable business venture. These are Eco Natural Integrated Farm in Tarlac; Vilela's Farm and MoCA Family Farming RLearning Center in Batangas; and Forest Wood Garden in Laguna.
Different Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSAs) supported by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) are set to promote their products and services during AgriLink/FoodLink/AquaLink 2019.
The three-day event bears the theme “Climate Resilient Agriculture: A Must for Region 8.” It aims to provide an avenue to showcase products, information, technologies, market linkages, and promotions to the whole agribusiness community and the general public.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Cacao, which was first brought to the country in the 17th century, remains at the center of Filipino culture and is claiming its spot to be one of the biggest industries in the country today.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—New Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar has urged private sector partners and agriculture enthusiasts to support the growth of moringa farming in the country to become a highly profitable enterprise from being a backyard industry.
“This [industry] will not only bring us more economic opportunities and increased income but will also contribute to the wellness and good health of the people,” Dar said.
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.