PAYATAS, Quezon City—Officials from the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) are calling for communities and households to practice urban agriculture for easy access to nutritious food and the involvement of their children through family farming.
“Urban agriculture also aims to teach nutrition among the children and involve them in the practice of family farming especially now that there are no classes in schools,” ATI-Partnerships and Accreditation Division chief Renato Dela Cruz said.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The number of individuals and groups getting behind the urban agriculture initiative is getting larger as the Department of Agriculture (DA) continues to lead the charge in household-level food production.
“During this lockdown, we saw the importance of food. We learned that it is no joke when it comes to the source of our food. Because of this, the interest in agriculture is starting to grow,” Senator Kiko Pangilinan said during the second episode of Agri Tayo streamed via Facebook last June 25, 2020.
BATASAN HILLS, Quezon City—The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) are pushing for more enterprise development opportunities in support to food security through its Urban Agriculture project.
ATI Officer-in-Charge Assistant Director Rosana Mula had this underscored during the launch of the project and distribution of starter kits under the DA’s “Plant, Plant Plant” Program in Barangay Batasan Hills.
NOVALICHES, Caloocan City – Some residents in selected barangays in Caloocan City are added to the pool of urban agriculture movers in the metro as the Department of Agriculture continues to intensify food security in cities, especially amid continuing threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Department of Agriculture (DA) and its extension arm, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), led a ceremonial harvest event on May 29 to culminate the 2020 Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month.
Agriculture Secretary William Dar, together with the Bureau of Plant and Industry Director George Culaste and Assistant Director Glenn Panganiban, turned over today, May 27 vegetable seeds and seedlings to Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and Barangay Chairman Sigfred Hernani of Brgy. 128 Paradise Heights, Smokey Mountain, Tondo to jumpstart their community urban agriculture project.
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