DILIMAN, Quezon City — The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) intensifies its urban agriculture program through partnerships with different communities and organizations. This include the recently concluded online “Retirement Management Workshop” facilitated by the Human Resource Development Program of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in October 19 -22, 2020.
The activity highlighted different gardening strategies and vegetable production practices. Specifically, container gardening, vertical gardening, edible landscaping, square-foot farming, composting, and hydroponics. These practices and technologies were discussed by Jomar Tabor, Agriculturist I of ATI’s Partnerships and Accreditation Division. Mr. Tabor likewise taught the participants about some pest management, soil mixtures, and organic concoctions that they can prepare at home.
Moreover, he also gave updates on ATI’s urban agriculture initiative under the Department of Agriculture’s Plant, Plant, Plant Program. To which, aims to address the threat on food security during global health crisis.
The online workshop was participated by retirees of the bureau. Hence, they were expected to promote urban agriculture and participate in relevant initiatives in their respective communities after their retirement.