DA allots P21M for organic farming program in W. Visayas
by Marjorie M. Arriola - Wednesday, 14 December 2011, 02:49 PM, December 13, 2011 12:06 am

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 12 – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allotted some P21 million for the promotion and implementation of projects related to organic farming.

Agriculture regional technical director for operations Engr. Emelyn Recoter said the fund support for the program was only made available this year after the enactment of the Organic Act in 2010.

She said the fund will be used for the advocacy, organization of local technical working groups in various local government units (LGUs), fund support for organic programs, techno demo, among others.

“We would like to tap LGUs to organize their local technical committee up to the provincial level to come up with plan related to organic farming,” she said. “We are still at the organizational stage.”

Meanwhile, Recoter said the DA-Regional Field Unit 6 (DA-RFU 6) also provided shredder machines and night crawlers to farmers organization for them to come up with their own organic fertilizer.

Their production, however, is just enough for the organization and not sufficient yet to embark for commercial purposes. {(PNA)LDV/PGLena/vlo}

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