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340 Rural Women Convene for the 86th RIC National Convention

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 09:32

BAGUIO CITY – Some 340 rural women from the different regions of the country convened recently for the 86th Rural Improvement Club (RIC) National Convention.

Bearing the theme ‘RIC WONDER: Women's Empowerment, Optimal Nutrition and Sustainable Development through Enhanced Resilience,’ the event was held to commemorate the crucial role of the organization in empowering and mobilizing rural more

ATI Holds Operational Monitoring on the Young Farmer Internship in Taiwan

Friday, November 24, 2023 - 14:40

TAIWAN - The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in partnership with the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines (TECO) is currently on its third year of the implementation of Filipino Young Farmers Internship Program in Taiwan (FYFIPT). The program is a comprehensive endeavor, targeting young farmer leaders to equip them with more

Northern Mindanao Corn, Cassava Farmers Top this Year’s Industry Excellence Awards

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 - 13:34

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Corn and cassava farmers’ cooperatives from Northern Mindanao took the top spot in the 2023 Corn and Cassava Management Excellence Awards (CCMEA) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

OIC-Director U-Nichols Manalo of DA Field Operations Services and ATI Director Remelyn Recoter lead the awarding of cash prize amounting to two million pesos to the cassava cluster top awardee, Bliss Lingion Multipurpose Cooperative. (photo by Clemente Gabion)

Mantibugao Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Farmers’ Cooperative, corn cluster awardee, and the Bliss Lingion Multipurpose Cooperative, under more

Learning Site Owner Shares Practices in Growing Pigmented Rice

Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 15:21

DILIMAN, Quezon City—For eight years now, Jocelyn Reyes has dedicated almost half of their Joyful Garden Farm Organic Farmer’s Association Inc. not only to grow brown, red, and black rice but also to help demonstrate related production practices to other farmers.

“Ever since we started at ‘Joyful’ in 2015, we have been producing pigmented rice. We have portions of the farm for red, brown, and more

Growth Unleashed: 9th Organic Agriculture Month Begins

Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 13:21

Officials from the DA, its bureaus and attached agencies, and the NOAP, lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 9th Organic Agriculture Month exhibit. (photo by Clemente Gabion)

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP), has officially kicked off the celebration of the 9th Organic Agriculture (OA) Month with the theme “Kabuhayang OA, Kinabukasang OK!” pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation No. 1030 issued in 2015.

DA Undersecretary Zamzamin Ampatuan, who serves as alternate representative of more

ATI Intensifies Call to Support Local Farmers on NRAM, 9th OA Month

Monday, November 6, 2023 - 15:25

Dir. Remelyn Recoter and Asst. Dir. Antonieta Arceo sign the pledge of commitment during the NRAM and OA Month celebration. (photo by Karl Louise Salibio)

DILIMAN, Quezon City—The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has kicked off the month-long celebration of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) and the 9th Organic Agriculture Month at the Central Office, highlighting the importance of supporting local farmers and promoting organic agricultural practices.

With “Be RICEponsible” as theme, the celebration of NRAM seeks for the more

1st PH Durian Summit Sets Stage for Local Industry

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - 18:44

ATI representatives manning the booth provide free reading materials on agriculture and promote Learning Site products during the 1st Philippine Asia Durian Summit.

To support the growth of the local durian industry, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center (ATI-RTC) in Davao Region participated as an exhibitor in the first ever Philippine Asia Durian Summit held at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City, on October 25-27, 2023. 

Food and non-food products from Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSA) were featured at the ATI's more

New Set of Trainers for SAVERS Technology

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - 10:44


LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET - Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC) together with the Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recently conducted the second batch of the National Training of Trainers of the Safe Vegetable Production Technology Dissemination and Vegetable System Improvements (SAVERS).

Some 25 agricultural extension workers and farmer more

Magsasaka Siyentista Lists Ways to Reach 10-ton Corn Harvest

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 14:56

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Correct practices in land preparation, cultural management, use of fertilizer, and weed management are key to an abundant harvest of yellow corn, according to a long-time farmer and entrepreneur from Tigaon, Camarines Sur.

In a radio interview, R2C Agri Farm owner Engr. Raul Carreras shared the accuracy and thoroughness that he observes when growing corn in their 50-hectare more

Farmer-Entrepreneur in Pangasinan Gives Bamboo-growing Tips

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 11:38

Lakay nga Lomboy Integrated Farm owner Karen Ostil-Principe talks about their bamboo-growing venture with "Agri Asenso" hosts Henry Uri and Karen Ow-yong of DZRH.


DILIMAN, Quezon City—With plenty of industry uses for bamboo, market opportunities for propagators in the country continue to expand.

According to farmer-entrepreneur Karen Ostil-Principe, owner of Lakay nga Lomboy Integrated Farm in Bani, Pangasinan, bamboo can be sold to those involved in construction, manufacturing fish pens, production of toothbrush, baskets and utensils, as well more