BATASAN HILLS, Quezon City–The Quezon City University (QCU) is now one with the Department of Agriculture (DA) in mainstreaming urban farming among students and faculty members.
Supported by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), QCU launched an urban agriculture project in the Batasan Hills Campus to aid DA in providing more avenues for students to appreciate the value of farming and consider a career in agriculture.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—More young farmers are on their way towards shaping the agricultural sector as a more innovative and business-centric industry after learning different local and international farming practices.
After his 11-month on-farm training in Japan, 24-year-old Jay Intes said that he will explore agribusiness further for their family farm in Calinan, Davao City. Intes is one of the 2019 trainees under the Young Filipino Farm Leaders Training Program in Japan (YFFLTPJ).
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is now accepting applications for the “Educational Assistance for the Youth: Degree Courses in Agriculture and Agricultural Biosystems Engineering” (EAsY Agri).
DILIMAN, Quezon City—Twenty three young farmers from different regions in the country complete this year's batch of the Young Filipino Farm Leaders Training Program in Japan (YFFLTPJ).
Specifically, seventeen male and six female trainees were qualified for the program. This is part of the continuing partnership of the Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), and the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC).
Key ATI and JAEC officials gave some reminders as the trainees start the 75-day Pre-departure Orientation Course (PDOC).
The Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC) is offering an initial P2 billion that young students and entrepreneurs can borrow to start any agriculture, fishery or agribusiness venture.
"This is our way to attract the younger generation of Filipinos to be key players in attaining our vision of a food-secure Philippines with prosperous farmers and fishers," 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.