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Agri Chief Enjoins Manila to Plant, Plant, Plant

Agriculture Secretary William Dar, together with the Bureau of Plant and Industry Director George Culaste and Assistant Director Glenn Panganiban, turned over today, May 27 vegetable seeds and seedlings to Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and Barangay Chairman Sigfred Hernani of Brgy. 128 Paradise Heights, Smokey Mountain, Tondo to jumpstart their community urban agriculture project.

Agriculture to play key role in Covid-19 recovery efforts

The country’s agriculture sector is expected to play a major role in pursuing a socio-economic response framework to the Covid-19 pandemic recovery efforts.

“For us to rise stronger from this Covid-19 crisis, the government must encourage the development of an agriculture-driven economy,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar at the opening of the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month celebration and launch of the Plant, Plant Plant program, May 26, 2020, at the DA Central Office, in Quezon City.

Privacy Awareness Week 2020 Goes Virtual

With the public health emergency that the country is facing today, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) supports the adoption of the work from home (WFH) setup, a type of telecommuting or the use of telecommunications and/or computer technologies while working from an alternative workplace. WFH is believed to be a viable strategy in balancing the need to protect health and well-being of an organization's workforce while continuing its operations and service delivery to the public.

More private groups partner for e-Kadiwa for hassle-free food shopping

To cater to more farm producers and consumers, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has expanded partnership for the implementation of the e-Kadiwa marketing initiative, which was first launched on May 4.

On May 15, 2020, Agriculture Secretary William Dar signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with eight new partners, including six merchants and two logistics providers.

DA supports DOF, economic team’s measures to revive Phl economy

The Department of Agriculture (DA) — as a member of the economic development cluster (EDC) of the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte — strongly supports the five-point economic measures proposed by Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary and EDC chair Carlos G. Dominguez III to revive the Philippine economy, after surmounting the Covid-19 crisis in the country.

“Our role at the DA is highlighted as two of the five measures involve food production and logistics,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.

5 More QC Barangays Become DA Urban Agri Partners

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Residents in five additional barangays from the second district of Quezon City are now equipped to strengthen food security in their communities and households.

This is after they received starter kits and, in turn, pledged commitment to support the urban agriculture initiative under the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) “Plant, Plant, Plant” program.

DA offers Quality, Affordable Fish via ‘isDA on the Go’ and ‘Seafood Kadiwa’

To bring quality and affordable fish and fishery products to residents in Metro Manila and other urban areas in the country, amid the community quarantine due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Agriculture (DA) conducts complementary initiatives under the “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita” marketing program, namely: ‘isDA On-the-Go’ and ‘Seafood Kadiwa.’

DA and BSP MOA Signing on Urban Agriculture Program

Recognizing the role of urban agriculture as one of the practical, effective measures to address stable food supply amid the threat Covid-19, the Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Boy Scout of the Philippines (BSP) on 6 May 2020 in Diliman, Quezon City.

“We are happy that BSP, one of the largest scout organizations in the world, has responded to our call in massively promoting urban agriculture program,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.

ATI Seminars, Training Programs Go Online, On Air

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) harnesses the power of the internet and the radio to provide alternative learning opportunities to the public as the community quarantine continues by launching skills development activities online and on air.

With the boom in information and communications technology (ICT) services in today’s “new normal,” the ATI maximizes the use of digital and online tools to cater to the needs of the clientele and, at the same time, support the ongoing programs of the Department of Agriculture (DA) on food security.


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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.