QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—To intensify its campaign of motivating the youth to engage in farming, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) launched the “Glamourizing Farming through Urban Agriculture” Program in schools in three different districts in Quezon City.
On October 22, the program was launched in District IV, hosted by the North Fairview Elementary School in Barangay Fairview. In his message, Julio Villapa, school principal, underscored the importance of urban farming, which helped many people become self-reliant amid the ongoing health crisis.
DILIMAN, Quezon City – To increase the par productivity and have a sufficient supply of food for every household, the Department of Agriculture launched the “Ahon Lahat, Pagkain Sapat Kontra sa COVID-19” (ALPAS COVID-19) or commonly known as the Plant Plant Plant Program. As such, the program involves the promotion, and strengthening of implementation of the Urban Agriculture Program.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is allotting PHP 400 million under the “Bayanihan to Recover As One Act” or “Bayanihan 2” to further expand the Duterte administration’s urban agriculture program and attain family household food security.
Agriculture Secretary William Dar thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for recently signing “Bayanihan 2” that earmarks an additional fund of PHP 24 billion for the DA to bankroll several initiatives to help perk up the national economy.
The Urban Agriculture Program (UAP) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) continues to expand as more and more institutions forge partnerships to stabilize the supply of food, alleviate poverty, foster social integration, protect the environment through eco-friendly methods and innovate gardening methods.
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 to foster the involvement of their children through family farming.
“Urban agriculture also aims to teach nutrition among 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.
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.