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P-Noy, Alcala lead nation in honoring 2011 Gawad Saka national winners

Department of Agriculture
Office of the Secretary
Elliptical Rd., Diliman, Quezon City
 
 
Press Release
December 13, 2011
 
 

President Benigno S. Aquino III and Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala lead the nation in honoring this year’s national winners of the Gawad Saka, or the annual search for outstanding achievers in agriculture and fisheries, in simple ceremonies, December 13, 2011, at Rizal Hall, in Malacañang. 
 
For their respective accomplishments, the 2011 Gawad Saka national winners, composed of 14 individuals and nine groups, will each receive a Presidential citation and trophy, and corresponding cash incentives for individual winners and project grants for group winners, totaling Php 4.25 million.
 

Internal Control System for Organic Agriculture: ATI Trains Trainers for Small Holder Groups

 
DAVAO CITY--- The Department of Agriculture through the Agricultultural Training (ATI) held recently a training that focused on the importance on certification and labelling in marketing organic products.
 
Dubbed as the Trainers' Training on Organic Agriculture Internal Control System (ICS) For Smallholder Groups, the certification system is a device to reduce cost for farmers with low income towards a system of combined internal and external controls applicable to all types of groups, as well as a model for all organic certification.
 

Supplementing Farm Income through Agri-Eco Tourism

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — With the Panagbenga and Adivay Festivals in Benguet, Timpupo Festival in Kidapawan, Manggahan Festival in Guimaras and Camuigin’s Lanzones Festival, among others, agri-eco tourism is not at all a new concept in the country.  
 
Such initiatives have been long used as a viable means of improving the economic state of rural areas.  Thus, agri-eco tourism concept involves bringing visitors to farms so they can learn, appreciate and experience first-hand agricultural technologies and practices of the community.  More extensive agri-eco tourism activity in the area means more tourists which then leads to higher revenues for farmers and fishers and the locale as a whole.

ATI Assesses Rural Development Program for the Youth


In assessment, "the perfect is the enemy of the good".
Let`s keep striving for the good.

- Tom Angelo-


MAKATI CITY--- On its second year of program implementation, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recently held its mid-year assessment to determine its progress and attainment of their goals and objectives relative to the 4-H Club Youth Development Program (FYDP), a rural-based organization (RBO) that helps attain Food Security and Self-Sufficiency of the Department of Agriculture. 
 

Going Back to Basic Farming: ATI, JICA Hold Forum on Good Practices in Organic Farming

DILIMAN, Quezon City – To be a developed agricultural country, one must go back to the “basics of farming.“
 
This was the assertion during the knowledge sharing forum on Good Practices in Organic Farming focused on Safe Vegetable Promotion Project that was organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

Benguet Farmers Train for 'Mokusaku'

 By Marvyn N. Benaning, Manila Bulletin
July 24, 2011
 
 
 
MANILA, Philippines -- Vegetable farmers in Benguet are being trained on the use of an organic liquid developed in Japanese that it makes it possible to transform farm waste into pesticide, insecticide and soil conditioner.
 

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