Yovina-Claire Pauig

ACCESS | July-September 2018 Issue

Looking for a place to spend some quality time with your family? Try our local farms! Farm tourism in the Philippines continues to bloom and we have some stories to share about it in this latest issue of ACCESS. Read about the country life vibe and gourmet food that will bring joy to your palate at Kumaykay River Farm in Bukidnon.

A Story of Good Food

Having been to various organic farms in the country and listening to first-hand stories of organic agriculture (OA) practitioners, I have opted to shift to a “healthier” living for more than a year now. I tried juicing vegetables, incorporating fresh salads in every meal, and eating more vegetables than meat or rice. But the integral part of this diet is that these greens that I consume must be ORGANIC (as much as possible). Although there is enough supply of organic produce in supermarkets, I honestly think they are overpriced… so I looked for other alternatives.

Among the Things I Learned from Jim

DISCLAIMER: Sorry to disappoint Dad, but this is not about the things you taught me. (yeah! my father’s Jim……Agsawa!) *grin* Not that I am, in anyway, ungrateful for all the lessons I’ve learned from you. It’s just that this is some kind of a different lesson (experience) for me. *wink!*

I used to write because I NEED to… until I started to write because I WANT to. Writing for me is a very passionate, intimate way of expressing my feelings, ideas, and experiences. It’s like pouring my heart’s content in every word and sharing a piece of me to whoever reads it.

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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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