CALOOCAN CITY, Metro Manila—In its continuing drive to engage more Filipino youth in agriculture, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) launched the project entitled “Glamourizing Farming through Agriculture: Metropolitan Youth in Sustainable and Healthy Living” this year.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—In its continuous effort to promote organic farming both in rural and urban areas, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) held a free seminar on making organic concoctions.
Luis Bausa, Farm and Training Manager of the Duran Farm Agribusiness and Training Center in San Ildefonso, Bulacan, served as the resource person during the seminar. He gave some tips on making various concoctions, natural attractants, and plant extracts which can be used as fertilizer and organic pesticides for plants.
MARIKINA CITY, Metro Manila – The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) are further strengthening efforts in ensuring food security and poverty alleviation in the urban areas.
Following the series of street caravans on urban agriculture this year, the DA and ATI, together with the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), are kickstarting yet another project called ‘Urban Agriculture Pagkain Para sa Masa’. Their first stop is the St. Maria De Mattias Center Day-time Socio-educational Center in Marikina.
PASAY CITY, Metro Manila – The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) once again partners with Agriculture Magazine and Manila Bulletin in the promotion of Filipino farming technologies through the Urban Agriculture expo.
The two-day event will showcase different agricultural products and technologies from around 50 exhibitors from government agencies and private institutions nationwide. Aside from the exhibit, seminars and special demos will also be conducted for the registered 5,800 participants.
This sign caught my attention during our teambuilding activity at Rosa Farm in San Antonio, Zambales. It was posted atop the entrance of a 50-60 m2 garden planted with various vegetables with a “bahay kubo” in the middle. Being an e-Extension coordinator, my first impression was that the garden (might be) was being managed or grown using high technology (electronic) farming gadgets. So I further investigated. At a closer look, the garden showcases the beauty of a diversified farming system complemented by the use of recycled potting materials like plastics and old tires.
|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.|