Marianne Antonio

Caloocan Elders Take Part in Urban Agri Initiative

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.

DA, QC Gov’t Join Hands to Create More Urban Agri Communities

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.

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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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