DILIMAN, Quezon City – Urban households depend significantly on commercial products for food consumption. However, these food products are expensive, and sometimes are not guaranteed fresh and safe to eat. This, and with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting most economic activities, food availability and security are critical.
Plant Plant Plant Program
ALABANG, Muntinlupa — As the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic still continues, initiatives from different sectors are intensified to benefit and serve the Filipino people. In particular, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to roll-out its Urban Agriculture Program in Metro Manila, encouraging urban dwellers to grow their own food in their respective households.
TAGUIG CITY, Metro Manila – The prospect of having safe and accessible food for every household through urban farming caught the interest of the residents of Vista de Lago Villas Condominium in Barangay Bagong Calzada in this city.
CALOOCAN CITY, Metro Manila – Since the start of the COVID19 pandemic, the “Plant Plant Plant” Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) has intensified its campaign towards food security in urban areas where daily food supply during successive community lockdowns was critical.
UP CAMPUS, Quezon City—Whoever doubts that food security and self-sufficiency can be achieved in the Metro can take a page from a community farm tucked in the busy streets of Purok Aguinaldo, Brgy. UP Campus, Quezon City where urban agriculture is slowly booming.
NASUGBU, Batangas—Residents in Sitio Palico, Barangay Bilaran in Nasugbu, Batangas are now getting good harvests from the community garden established under the joint efforts of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Army (PA) through the “Plant, Plant, Plant” and Army Green Camp programs, respectively.
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.