Issue of November 24, 2019
Mt. Province
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CAR bags 8 organic agriculture awards
by Press release

ALFONSO, Cavite – The Cordillera has bagged eight outstanding performance awards in the practice of organic agriculture during the 16th National Organic Agriculture Congress on Nov. 12 to 15.

The region brought home eight awards out of the 10 categories: Catherine Buenaventura from Ifugao for Provincial Focal Person Award; Jennifer Dulnuan from Ifugao for the Agricultural Extension Worker Award; Marsan Family from Benguet for the Farming Family Category; Teresa Sacley from Benguet for the Young Farmer Award; and for the Research Category, Belinda Tad-awan, Hector Gayomba, Teresita Masangcay, Jasmin Chomawat, Wilner Maunting, Virginia Tapat, and Magdalena Wanawan won with their research entitled, “Increasing productivity and value of heirloom rice landraces in the Cordillera highlands through variety evaluation and organic production technologies.”

The region also got three citations: Ifugao for the provincial category; Jeffrey Sotero for the municipal focal person category; and Romeo Kimbungan for the individual farmer category.

Alfonso, Cavite Mayor Salamat said the products consumed should be of the highest quality. “Walang tatalo sa mga pagkaing gawang natural. Kaya sinusulong namin ang organic agriculture ‘di lamang sa mga matatanda kung hindi pati na din sa mga batang magsasaka,” he said.

DA Sec. William Dar reported that organic agriculture in the Philippines has risen by 2.81 percent.

“Despite various problems in the country such as overpopulation and poor soil nutrition, we are able to increase the status of agriculture in the country,” he said.

He said there are already 165,958 practitioners of organic agriculture to date. It is expected to increase to 233,100 by 2023.

Organic Program Coordinator Christopher Morales said the country’s production of organic products is 559,062 metric tons monthly and they are targeting to increase the same to 756,300 MT by 2023.

He emphasized three strategies for the development of organic agriculture: strengthening of the organizational structure, harmonization and localization of plans, and enhancement of monitoring and evaluation mechanism; prioritization of interventions to marginalized groups, indigenous peoples’ communities, and small farmers; and provision of technical support services to families and communities in swamp areas.

With these interventions, Sen. Cynthia Villar emphasized the importance of industry and camaraderie.

Buhay ay gaganda kapag sipag ang sandata,” she said.

This year’s theme is “Organikong agrikultura sa kumikitang kabuhayan para sa kalusugan at kapaligiran.”

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