Dasmarinas City, Cavite Nov. 8 (PIA) - Hundreds of farmers, agriculture enthusiasts, researchers, students and concerned partakers attended Agri Talk 2019: Urban Agriculture Promotion, the fourth and last leg of free seminars conducted by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) through its Regional Training Center in CaLaBaRZon.
ATI Region IV-A Center Director Ms. Marites Cosico in welcoming the guest speakers and participants, stated that the seminar is aimed to promote urban agriculture that could be done in the confines of everyone's house highlighting the benefits derived from this.
"Ang AgriTalk 2019 ay isang free seminar na naglalayong i-promote ang Urban Agriculture na kung saan kahit sa inyong bahay-bahay ay maaaring makapagtanim at makapagpatubo ng halaman, gulay o prutas. Sa ganitong paraan ay mas nakakasiguro ka pa na ligtas ang inyong kakainin dahil ikaw mismo ang nagtanim. Mas makakatipid din dahil hindi mo na kailangan pang bumili sa tindahan o palengke," Ms. Cosico said.
(The AgriTalk 2019 is a free seminar aimed at promoting urban agriculture that even in your own house, you can plant and grow vegetables or fruits. In this way, you are assured of eating safe food because you are the one who produced it. You can even save a lot because you do not need to buy it in the store or in the market anymore.)
The activity held at the Main Mall Event Center of the SM City Dasmarinas served as a venue for different individuals and groups of agriculture practitioners who shared their experiences of hard work, trial and errors that eventually led them to the success they are reaping now.
Moreover, the seminar provided the latest trends and development in agriculture research and technology demonstrations presented by respective experts on topics on Beekeeping, Square Foot Gardening and Mushroom Production and Processing.
Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials on various technologies, commodities and corporate building were also distributed during the event for additional informative and learning tool.
The Agri Talk 2019: Urban Agriculture Promotion seminar was organized by ATI in partnership with Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation, Agriculture Magazine and the Bureau of Agricultural Research. (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite)