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Filipino Food Month Seen to Help Promote Local Agriculture

Local farmers and fishers also get the spotlight as the agriculture sector joins the celebration of the Filipino Food Month this April.

With the theme “Iba’t Ibang Luto, Pinoy ang Puso”, this year’s observance of the Filipino Food Month or Buwan ng Kalutong Pilipino will showcase fresh produce, spices, meat products, and “lutong Pinoy” through the Kadiwa stores of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Agribusiness Mentor, Extension Partner Looks at Farming as Non-stop Pursuit

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Farming is a never-ending pursuit of learning and discovery.

Agribusiness mentor, agripreneur, and owner of an accredited Extension Service Provider of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Gloria Pontejos-Morris or “Ka Gigi”, emphasized this on the latest episode of “Agri Asenso” on DZRH.

‘Agri Asenso’ Showcases Promising Enterprise in Cornhusk By-products

DILIMAN, Quezon City—More agribusiness opportunities are now being recognized in the local corn industry.

In the seventh episode of the radio program “Agri Asenso”, agripreneur and community leader Jocelyn Ong-Perez from Basista, Pangasinan turned the spotlight on products that can be made using discarded cornhusks.

Pangasinan-based Rice Farmer Pays Tribute to Juanas in Agriculture

Our Farm Republic founder and head Lea Astrude Santiago

DILIMAN, Quezon City—As the nation celebrates the National Women’s Month in honor of every Juana, a rice farmer and trainer in Mangatarem, Pangasinan underscores the important role of women as partners in agriculture.

In an interview with the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) “Agri Asenso” on DZRH, Our Farm Republic (OFR) founder and head Lea Astrude Santiago spoke of the qualities of women in terms of being detail-oriented and having good negotiating skills which are important aspects of financial literacy and marketing, respectively.

New Youth Group Underscores Urgency in Bridging Gaps in Agri-fishery

Agriculture Students Association of the Philippines

DILIMAN, Quezon City—More young Filipinos are joining the efforts to rebrand the agriculture and fisheries sector.

On March 3, the Agriculture Students Association of the Philippines (ASAP) announced its official launch “to advance the agricultural sector of the Philippines by educating, empowering, and engaging the youth.” 

ASAP is a youth organization that aims to provide a virtual platform for discussion by inviting stakeholders all over the country to share their experiences in agriculture—amplifying the message that supporting this sector is key to recovery.

ATI, COA Conduct Backyard Gardening Webinar for Women Staff

DILIMAN, Quezon City — In line with the celebration of National Women’s Month, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) took part in a webinar on “Women in Backyard Gardening and Farming” facilitated by the Commission on Audit (COA) .

The webinar highlighted different gardening strategies and vegetable production practices. Specifically, container gardening, vertical gardening, edible landscaping, square-foot farming, hydroponics, preparation of soil mixture, organic pesticides, as well as organic concoctions and kitchen waste composting.


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.