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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

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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

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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.

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.

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