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.
She was only nine when she started helping around in their farm.
Jayasree Harsha or Jaya of Jaya Secret Garden in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon later wowed the crowd attending the 2015 National Agriculture & Fishery, Forestry, and Natural Resources Extension Symposium at the AIM Conference Center in Manila. She was lauded in every invitation and opportunity to discuss and share her farming knowledge in various organic agriculture congress mounted by both regional and national offices.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—As the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month comes to a close, partners from the public sector, private groups, and other organizations are set to join the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) as they lead two events to further the efforts in urban agriculture and family farming.
According to the Department of Health, heart diseases such as rheumatic fever, hypertension, and the buildup of fats, cholesterol, and other substances in and on the artery wall are among the leading causes of death in the Philippines.
In this regard, the government, through Proclamation No. 1096, series 1973, declared February of every year as the Philippine Heart Month to raise awareness on how urgent it is to attend to the growing prevalence of heart disease cases in the country.
Accredited extension service providers of the Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Training Institute led the distribution of ready-to-plant seedlings to household and individuals in their respective communities. This is under the Institute’s Binhi para sa Pamayanan Program to efficiently deliver and eventually sustain the implementation of the Urban Agriculture Program nationwide.
DILIMAN, Quezon City – The Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) free seminar series found a new space online as thousands of viewers nationwide participated in the initial episodes of this year’s AgriTalk featuring the basic how-to’s of urban gardening.
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.