While most of us aspire to have a healthy diet with a resolution to be a clean eater this 2022, loading up with more fruits and vegetables on our plate is a good start. To make our meals palatable, we enhance our everyday dish through condiments, spices, or herbs.
Vic Thor Palarca
If you are feeling self-indulgent, and want to treat yourself with whole foods without the guilt of consuming the bad stuff, I highly recommend the cacao-based products and homemade pastries of Candi-isan Diversified and Integrated Farm also known as CanDi Farm.
Known as the farming component of GreenMinds Inc., Umanika Eco-Cultural Farm has been making waves in the local agritourism scene as well as overseas. They may have showcased more on the agripreneurship side than tourism as attested to their various value-added products ranging from GAP-certified peanuts to commercially-raved dried herbs and savory salts.
Since its launching in 2019, more and more graduates of the Digital Farmers Program (DFP) have been equipped with the knowledge of digital tools and platforms to boost their online presence as modern day farmers, as well as to market their farm products through social media.
Manticao, Misamis Oriental---By our standards, the vastness of five thousand standing posts supporting varieties of dragon fruits was enough to warrant that the said commodity is seen as a lucrative business by the farm owner. On its previous cropping, the farm was teeming with vegetables such as ampalaya, eggplant, string beans, tomatoes, pechay, and okra.
Since retiring on January 1, 2016 as a public teacher, Ellen Acain Rosario embarked a life of productivity in her hometown in Bacolod, Lanao del Norte. Her 40 years of teaching and empowering young minds are now punctuated with more time spent in her established farm Queensland.
|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.|