Organic Farming

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Close to 1,000 farmers, irrigators' association members, and local officials participated in the first-ever Municipal Organic Agriculture Congress that was held in Midsayap, North Cotabato, over the weekend, and was hosted by the Region-12 office of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

DA-12 Regional Executive Director Amalia Jayag-Datukan, who was the guest of honor and speaker, said the congress was aimed at ensuring the full implementation and success of the Food Staples Self-Sufficiency Program of the agency by promoting organic farming practices not only in the region but throughout the country.

"Organic farming practices have contributed greatly to the health of Filipinos as well as in the preservation of the environment," Datukan told the participants.

Datikan also informed the farmers that the DA-12 is set to receive some P21.7 million for the organic farming projects.

Datukan also appealed to the farmers to shift to organic farming, as it will make farming more productive and environment-friendly, as she made a special mention that the 17 towns in the region are now covered by organic agriculture.

Central Mindanao is composed of the provinces of South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and Sarangani, and the cities of General Santos, Koronadal, Kidapawan, Tacurong, and Cotabato. (Nonoy E. Lacson)

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