"To enhance and institutionalize the e-Extension system in agriculture, fisheries, and natural resources for optimal application, utilization and exchange among users and partners."
SBMA, Subic, Zambales - "Agri-tourism is the most sustainable form of tourism," said Dr. Mina T. Gabor, President of the International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST) during the First Farm Camp/ Farm Tourism Conference held in this city last May 22 to 25, 2013.
Aimed at transforming farmlands to become tourism destinations, private farm tourism players and government agencies like Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI), Department of Tourism, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) collaborate to pursue this program.
Calling applicants for the position of Agriculturist for the Farmers' Contact Center of the Agricultural Training Institute.
- Responsible to act on the requests and queries sent through the Farmers’ Contact Center, through voice, email and/or SMS on the programs and services of the Department of Agriculture, including the DA bureaus and attached agencies, and also through the online fora/discussions and shoutbox at the ATI main site and e-Extension site.
Diliman, QUEZON CITY – As an added exposure to Philippine extension modalities, Indonesian participants of the Capacity Building training visited Farmers' Information Technology Services (FITS) Centers in Cavite and the International Training Center for Pig Husbandry (ITCPH) in Batangas.
The field visits aimed to familiarize the delegates on extension linkages and partnerships, specifically the FITS services and ATI-ITCPH’s networking activities.
DILIMAN, Quezon City – Continuous collaboration and information sharing between government institutions locally and internationally is vital in achieving enhanced efficiency. This way, they will be able to improve their programs and services, revise and update their processes, limit errors, and identify innovations and new practices that they could utilize.
DILIMAN, Quezon City--- Another set of training-workshop for facilitators of Farm Business Schools for selected farmers in the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Nueva Ecija was held recently in this city.
DILIMAN, Quezon City--- " Never be afraid to do something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the titanic". Anonymous...
Indeed, this is good news for all small farmers nationwide, their dream of becoming big-time farmers will be on their doorstep soon!
DILIMAN, Quezon City--- "The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a small step", a quote from a Chinese Philosopher, is aptly applied to Agricultural Training Institute Director Asterio Pagente Saliot who came from small beginnings and made it big in the agriculture world. He just got another laurel on his sleeves by receiving his diploma in PhD major in Extension Education from the University of the Philippines Los Banos.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - Pat Acosta can be considered a peculiar farmer.
This statement can be a little bit exaggerated but no can deny that he is one of the pioneers in the emergence of organic agriculture in the province of Benguet. If one examines the methods he uses in his farming it may be as he terms it “going back to the basics of agriculture,” where farming shouldn’t be as complicated as it may seem now. Organic farming according to Acosta can be described as simple farming, no need for chemical fertilizers as well as pesticides and all you need to worry about is the health of your soil.
Going against the conventional