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Agri Interns for Taiwan Delve into Google Workspace

DILIMAN, Quezon City—To enhance the digital know-how of the accepted interns for the Filipino Young Farmers Internship Program (FYFIP) in Taiwan, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) spearheaded a half-day end-user training on Google Workspace (GWS).

A total of 47 FYFIP interns took part in the activity where they learned the different features and key capabilities of GSW core applications.  

Young Mushroom Grower Uses Storytelling as Digital Marketing Strategy

DILIMAN, Quezon City—A young mushroom grower from Malaybalay, Bukidnon is using storytelling to market their products online.

Edsel James “Bong” Quemado shared that storytelling attracts more customers and, therefore, sees it as key to effective digital marketing in the latest “Agri Asenso” episode on DZRH. This teleradyo program is led by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

During the interview, Quemado said that storytelling brings the focus of the customers on the social impact of the brand or product. 

Latest ‘Agri Asenso’ Episodes Reinforce Benefits of Compliance to Local Food, Farming Standards

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The latest episodes of “Agri Asenso”, Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) teleradyo program with DZRH, center on the importance of compliance to local food safety standards and biosecurity protocols especially on health and business perspectives.

Soil Conservation Month Calls for Cumulative Efforts among Filipinos

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) supports the observance of Soil Conservation Month this June.

With the theme “Conserving Soil Together: A key to land restoration and recovery”, it underlines the cumulative efforts of Filipinos and its greater relevance in the attainment of soil conservation against all odds.

Institutionalization of Social Entrepreneurship Pushed for PH Agriculture

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DILIMAN, Quezon City—To accelerate the growth of Philippine agriculture, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has partnered with the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA) to promote social entrepreneurship among farmers, youth, and other stakeholders. 

ISEA is a learning and action network set up by social enterprises and social enterprise resource institutions and scholars to catalyze knowledge creation, capacity development, and movement-building for social entrepreneurship in Asia.

DA Pushes Free-range Chicken Industrialization as Demand Rises

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Multiplier farms in various locations in the county are currently being established by the Department of Agriculture (DA) for free-range chicken as its demand rises in the market.

This strategy is part of the DA’s initiative to industrialize free-range chicken and make it farm-to-table viable, as well as available in public markets.

In a radio interview, DA Undersecretary for Consumer Affairs Ernesto Gonzales shared the steps that the agency is going through for the pilot sites of the industrialization initiative for free-range chicken.

Fish Farmer in Abra Shares Prospects in Polyculture

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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.

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