DILIMAN, Quezon City—Polyculture can help local fish producers maximize the utilization of their ponds and cater to the expanding consumer demand, according to a practitioner in Lagangilang, Abra.
Danilo Trongco, owner of DJ’s Farm in Brgy. Nagtupacan, said in a radio interview that polyculture fish production, or the simultaneous culture of two or more non-competing fish species, is more productive and profitable compared with monoculture.
UP CAMPUS, Quezon City—Whoever doubts that food security and self-sufficiency can be achieved in the Metro can take a page from a community farm tucked in the busy streets of Purok Aguinaldo, Brgy. UP Campus, Quezon City where urban agriculture is slowly booming.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—As the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month comes to a close, partners from the public sector, private groups, and other organizations are set to join the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) as they lead two events to further the efforts in urban agriculture and family farming.
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported the highest youth unemployment rate of 31.6% in April 2020. This is during a time when fresh graduates are expected to enter the labor workforce in the country. This, with all the continuous lockdowns to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus, businesses were crippled. To cope and survive, companies resort to laying off employees, freezing hiring activities, and choosing experienced workers for fewer jobs.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The strategies in implementing the e-Learning Program for Agriculture and Fisheries especially in the new normal will be one of the highlights of the parallel presentations in the 15th National eLearning Conference spearheaded by the Philippine eLearning Society (PeLS).
The Department of Agriculture (DA) convenes the 2021 National Food Security Summit (NFFS) on May 18-19, 2021 to address major challenges and enhance physical and economic access of every Filipino to sufficient, safe, nutritious, and affordable food.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—In line with the celebration of the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk Month, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) puts the spotlight on farmers and fishers for their outstanding contributions and performance in the agri-fishery sector through its radio program, “Agri Asenso”.
For the first two Saturdays of May, Gawad Saka outstanding high value crop farmer Greggy Saljay and outstanding young farmer Elnard Ympal talked about their respective innovations on integrated, diversified, and organic farming.
DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore the online learning space as it is set to release a series of two-minute learning videos on urban agriculture through this year’s “AgriTalk: 2 Easy Learning” from May 14 to June 30.
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.