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ATI CALABARZON launches 2 coffee table books in support to agricultural industry

by Ruel Francisco
September 28, 2019


SILANG, Cavite  —The regional office of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in their sincere efforts of supporting the region’s agricultural industry recently celebrated another innovative success with the launching of two coffee table books.

The first book titled: Agriculturally Awesome: A Regional Farm Tourism Travel Guide, features the Department of Tourism (DOT) accredited farm sites, ATI CALABARZON certified Learning Sites, festivals, delicacies, Magsasaka Siyentista and Farmers’ Information and Technology Services Center in the region.

The book promotes agri-tourism since it “could best describe the synergistic fusion of agriculture and tourism in the Philippines especially in the CaLaBaRZon,” explained from an excerpt from the book.

ATI IV-A Center Director, Ms. Marites Piamonte-Cosico was extremely proud of another milestone with this book because it “provides learning experiences in life and in farming,” which could cultivate everyone’s interests in farming.

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The second book on the other hand, titled "Sariling Atin," is a publication in partnership with MoCa Family Farm RLearning Center showcases the 25 promising native plants in the Philippines.

This will benefit anyone from students young and old, farming enthusiasts and the like because this book brings social awareness to the readers on the potentials and benefits of specific plants.

DOT IV-A Regional Director Joseph Francisco Ortega in his closing remarks emphasized that CALABARZON region is recognized having the most number of DOT Accredited Farm Tourism Sites- 30 farms as of this date.

He expressed his appreciation to all “who believed the standards set by the DOT can help achieve the goals of farming as a viable venture and sustainable source of income not only for business but also in empowering the people in the grassroots.”

Ending his speech, Dir. Ortega assured everyone that DOT “is continuously thinking of ways to further support farm tourism in the country and maintain our good partnership with all concerned.”

Several Cavite media, officials from the DOT and the Office of Tourism Standards, ATI Central Office and other concerned agencies attended this special occasion held at Teofely Nature Farms, Barangay Lumil in Silang. (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite)

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