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‘Glamourizing’ Agri Campaign Continues to Attract More Youth

Glamourizing farming

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—To intensify its campaign of motivating the youth to engage in farming, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) launched the “Glamourizing Farming through Urban Agriculture” Program in schools in three different districts in Quezon City.

On October 22, the program was launched in District IV, hosted by the North Fairview Elementary School in Barangay Fairview. In his message, Julio Villapa, school principal, underscored the importance of urban farming, which helped many people become self-reliant amid the ongoing health crisis.

ATI, Office of Councilor Belmonte Partner to Foster Urban Agriculture

DILIMAN, Quezon City – To increase the par productivity and have a sufficient supply of food for every household, the Department of Agriculture launched the “Ahon Lahat, Pagkain Sapat Kontra sa COVID-19” (ALPAS COVID-19) or commonly known as the Plant Plant Plant Program. As such, the program involves the promotion, and strengthening of implementation of the Urban Agriculture Program.

ATI Joins the 2020 National Children’s Month Celebration

National Children's Month webinar roster of resource speakers and their respective topics.

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), as the lead government inter-agency body for children’s rights and welfare in the Philippines, spearheaded the 2020 National Children’s Month Celebration last November 6, 2020. It was conducted via video teleconferencing platform, with the theme: “Sama-samang itaguyod ang Karapatan ng Bawat Bata sa Panahon ng Pandemya”. The activity aims to celebrate and recognize children as the most valuable assets of the nation, and to emphasize the importance of their role within the Filipino family and the Philippine society.

IIRR is now an ATI Accredited National ESP

ATI and IIRR representatives during the accreditation ceremony

DILIMAN, Quezon City – The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) is now a national Extension Service Provider (ESP), accredited by Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

As a non-government organization with over 60 years of experience in empowering poor communities in developing countries, IIRR is the recent addition to the growing number of ESPs that help in hastening and improving the delivery of extension services to the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) client system all over the country.

Call to Support Local Produce, Farmers Headlines NRAM 2020

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) joins the nation in celebrating the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) this November with the message “Grow local. Buy local. Eat local. #SupportourRiceFarmers”.

The celebration of NRAM for this year follows up last year’s campaign, this time underscoring not only marketing and consumption, but also the production of local rice. It encourages various rice stakeholders to support Filipino farmers especially in buying their harvests at a reasonable price; and the rice-consuming public to patronize locally produced rice.

DA to Support Clustered Backyard Poultry, Livestock Farms

In succeeding months, more organized backyard livestock and poultry farms will rise in the countryside as the Department of Agriculture (DA) implements an expanded livestock and poultry production and livelihood project.

“With this initiative, we aim to help farm families recover from the loss of jobs and unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and those whose hogs and poultry stocks were depopulated due to the African Swine Fever or avian influenza (bird flu), respectively,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.

BFAR, ATI Conducts Urban Agriculture Webinar for Retirees

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.

Urban Farming: Sowing Seeds of Hope amidst Pandemic

Actress and host Angel Locsin learns urban gardening from Rev. Fr. Eduardo Vasquez, Jr.

CALOOCAN CITY, Metro Manila – A few months back, there was a looming fear of food insecurity as the spread of novel coronavirus disease posed threats to the country’s food supply chain. Inflation of food prices and volatility of income imply an increasing number of families who have to slash food quantity and quality in their consumption. As such, the Department of Agriculture (DA) intensified its call for communities and households to start their own vegetable garden to ensure available and nutritious food for all, particularly for city dwellers.

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