urban farming

DA, QC Gov’t Join Hands to Create More Urban Agri Communities

QUEZON CITY--The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Quezon City government forged a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Urban Agriculture Program aimed at ensuring food security in the city and the whole of Metro Manila.

Through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), the program was launched to help city residents sustain their basic needs by growing their own food, and consequently, creating enough food supply in highly urbanized areas.

Free Seminar Continues to Extend Awareness on Organic Farming

Engr. Martina Reyna of the La Granja Farmers and Agri-Ventures Association speaks to 200 participants of the ATI free seminar entitled "Organic Agriculture for Newbies."

DILIMAN, Quezon City—With its mission to empower and build capacities of agriculture and fisheries stakeholders for sustainable development, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) conducted over 20 free seminars in 2019.

Spearheaded by the Partnerships and Accreditation Division (PAD), the seminar series on crops, livestock, fisheries, and urban agriculture has benefited thousands of attendees from all over the country.

Students in 2 QC Schools are First Breed of AgriKids

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) launched “AgriKids: Illustrate, Formulate, and Demonstrate.”

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—In response to the declining number of youth interested in farming, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) launched “AgriKids: Illustrate, Formulate, and Demonstrate.”

The project is made possible in partnership with the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation. It aims to promote the importance of agriculture not only to children but also to every Filipino household.

Urban Farming Grows in Cebu

CEBU CITY—Despite being a highly urbanized area and one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country, Cebu City is expected to flourish with backyard farms.

This is after some 400 residents gathered for the 3rd AgriTalk 2019 and learned tips in urban agriculture. Techniques in square foot gardening, goat production, and various backyard farming practices were discussed during the activity.

Agri Gardens Bloom in Metro Manila

METRO MANILA—Green gardens are redesigning the city fabric as the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) intensifies its urban agriculture program through a series of partnerships with different communities and organizations.

The said program, led by the ATI-Partnerships and Accreditation Division, aims to assist city residents to integrate farming into their daily activities through the establishment of urban farms.

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ATI Today

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.

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