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.
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).
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.
Pinangunahan ni Department of Agriculture Assistant Secretary for Livestock William C. Medrano ang MOA signing para sa pagtatayo ng integrated urban gardens sa ilalim ng Plant, Plant, Plant- Urban Agriculture Program.
Recognizing the role of urban agriculture as one of the practical, effective measures to address stable food supply amid the threat Covid-19, the Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Boy Scout of the Philippines (BSP) on 6 May 2020 in Diliman, Quezon City.
“We are happy that BSP, one of the largest scout organizations in the world, has responded to our call in massively promoting urban agriculture program,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.
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.