DILIMAN, Quezon City—Some senior citizens in Caloocan City are now partners of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in establishing more green gardens after receiving their starter kits through the ATIng Gulayan ng DA: Vegetable Garden in the City.
This urban agriculture initiative, under the DA’s “Plant, Plant, Plant, Program, is facilitated by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) to encourage city dwellers to take part in ensuring food-secure communities by creating their own vegetable gardens at home.
QUEZON CITY--Following the launch of the Urban Agriculture Program with the Quezon City Government, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has now partnered with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to establish an integrated urban garden in Camp Aguinaldo.
QUEZON CITY--The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Quezon City government forged a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Urban Agriculture Program aimed at ensuring food security in the city and the whole of Metro Manila.
Through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), the program was launched to help city residents sustain their basic needs by growing their own food, and consequently, creating enough food supply in highly urbanized areas.
MALATE, Manila—Local government representatives of 21 provinces in different parts of the country shared their best practices and accomplishments in developing their respective rice industries as they convened during the Technical Paper Presentation for the 2019 Rice Achievers Awards (RAA).
BASCO, Batanes—To further develop their potential as key players in agricultural development, some 35 rice program coordinators of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) participated in the “Skills Enhancement on Setting Priorities, Time Management, and Stress Reduction Towards a More Efficient Workplace.”
The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shows that it is more than a public health crisis as it poses detrimental effects to the country’s socioeconomic sectors, including the agriculture and food systems.
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.