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Gearing up on Urban Agriculture: ATI, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls bring Free Seeds in Alabang

ALABANG, Muntinlupa — As the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic still continues, initiatives from different sectors are intensified to benefit and serve the Filipino people. In particular, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to roll-out its Urban Agriculture Program in Metro Manila, encouraging urban dwellers to grow their own food in their respective households.


Former Agri Official Promotes Opportunities in Cassava

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Because of its ability to thrive even in the most unfavorable conditions, cassava is now seen not only as a major staple food but also as a food security crop.

This is one of the highlights of the teleradyo interview with former national corn program director and now full-time farmer, Lorenzo Caranguian. The interview aired July 10 on “Agri Asenso”, the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) program on DZRH.

Meat safety still top priority — NMIS exec

The NMIS ensures meat safety in markets.

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The quality and safety of meat in the market are still top priority amid problems in animal health in the country, particularly the African swine fever (ASF), according to the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS).

In a radio interview, Dr. Orlando Ongsotto, OIC-Deputy Executive Director for Field Operations of the NMIS, detailed the different steps their office is taking in making sure that meat safety is being maintained for the consumers.

Adlai Re-introduced on Air


DILIMAN, Quezon City—To enhance the promotion of food staples in the country, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) showcased on its radio program the indigenous crop adlai. 

Dr. Ruben Caligner, the “Adlai King” of Davao Occidental, talked about farming practices for adlai on the latest episode of “Agri Asenso” on DZRH. He is the owner of the STS ILP Agri Farm, an ATI-certified Learning Site for Agriculture.

Gov’t Agencies Join Forces to Assist Balikbayans


DILIMAN, Quezon City—In line with the national government’s thrust to provide alternative sources of livelihood for returning overseas Filipinos amid the pandemic, the Office of the Agricultural Attaché in Tokyo, Japan conducted an agri-negosyo webinar. 

The virtual event was held for overseas Filipinos from all sectors, particularly displaced and repatriated workers, retirees, young agripreneurs, and hobbyists.


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.