Free Organic Farming Online Courses by ATI Extension E-Learning To Do during ECQ!

Most of us are forced to stay at home as part of our contribution to this COVID-19 health crisis happening worldwide. If you’ve done some cooking, baking, working from home, cleaning, exercising, reading, homeschooling, watching Netflix, binge eating or none of the above, here’s another activity you might want to consider. Thousands of Pinoys are checking out ATI’s free e-learning courses at the moment! The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) is the Philippine Department of Agriculture’s training arm for farmers and enthusiasts in the Philippines nationwide. They are offering more than 60 courses about crops, urban gardening, beekeeping, livestock, marine and fisheries (like seaweed farming), social technology (food safety, costing), entrepreneurship (marketing) and sustainable agriculture (like vermicompost and how to make fertilizers). You can take up as much courses as you want, for FREE, at your own pace, on your own time and at your own place. And even after the ECQ has been lifted, you can still continue the courses, go forth and explore organic farms around the country or world (like me, check out my organic journey posts), eat healthily and/or start your own little farm/garden at home from what you have learned.

Some experts say that food security can be achieved even if with only 1% of the population joins in the Plant, Plant, Plant initiative of our nation. Not only will we know intimately where our food comes from, we can also help give some readily available resources to those who need it most. The first step is to pique our interests, choose what to plant and learn how to do it from experts! If you’re interested, just go to the E-extension E-learning website on this link, create an account and enroll in their free courses 😁 Check out the extensive list below! For questions and concerns, send them a message at the ATI Facebook page or text the Farmers’ Contact Center at 0920-9462474.