Learning Sites to Headline ATI Exhibit at AgriLink 2019

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Different Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSAs) supported by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) are set to promote their products and services during AgriLink/FoodLink/AquaLink 2019.

The three-day event bears the theme “Climate Resilient Agriculture: A Must for Region 8.” It aims to provide an avenue to showcase products, information, technologies, market linkages, and promotions to the whole agribusiness community and the general public.

Organized by the Foundation for Resource Linkage and Development, Inc. (FRLD), a non-stock, non-profit, and non-governmental organization that champions the agribusiness sector, the event will be comprised of exhibitions and seminars on agriculture, fisheries, food processing and packaging, among others.

In support to these, ATI will feature some of its certified LSAs and private Extension Service Providers. These farms are considered as ATI’s partners in providing extension services to farmers, fishers, and other stakeholders in the countryside as they serve as areas for training, practicum, hands-on learning, day tours, and on-the-job training for the youth.

ATI’s exhibit, at booth number 55, will showcase Eco Natural Integrated Farm in Tarlac; Vilela's Farm and MoCA Family Farming RLearning Center in Batangas; and Forest Wood Garden in Laguna. Eco Natural Integrated Farm owner Emma Tolentino will also serve as resource person on mushroom production and processing during the seminar series of the expo.

Among the products that will be available for sale at the ATI booth are: mushroom chicharon, mushroom jam, organic red and brown rice, dragon fruit wine, black pepper seedlings, vanilla cuttings, herbs, spices, and local fruits, among others. Free information, education, and communication materials from ATI will also be distributed during the event.

Aside from these, ATI will also take the opportunity to promote the programs and services related and in support to the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund under Republic Act 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Law. Under the law, ATI is tasked to lead the extension and education activities for farmers and other stakeholders.

For more details, visit www.agrilink.org and facebook.com/agrilinkPH.

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