The Regional Organic Agriculture Congress held last June 20-21, 2018 at Cagayan de Oro City.
The Regional Organic Agriculture Congress (ROAC) now on its 4th year bears with the theme, “Organic Agriculture: Advancing Local Food Culture Movement in the Philippines” was conducted on June 19-20, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City spearheaded by the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office No. 10 (DA-RFO 10)
The congress highlights the crafting of the regional organic agriculture resolution and to enhance the implementation of the program focusing on its competitiveness with the commercially produced products.
“We have to be competitive and market driven but ensure to satisfy the local market first”, said Samuel Natimdim, Jr. Regional Organic Agriculture Coordinator of DA RFO 10.
Meanwhile, Assistant Regional Director Carmelita T. Bajarla said that this organic agriculture congress is timely as it serves an avenue to encourage those who are interested to venture in organic agriculture.
She further said that with the challenges on how to deliver safe foods, there is a need on how to maximize the potential of the industry.
Close to 200 registered participants composed of stakeholders, supporters and practitioners of organic agriculture attended the event.
Technological advancement and success stories in agriculture were also shared. These includes Trichoderma production, uses and benefits; Adlai development program of Northern Mindanao; mulching with coconut husk; sustainable organic agriculture farming system; duck powered organic rice; and sustainable corn production in sloping area. #sva
Recognition. The Regional Organic Agriculture Congress held on June 20-21, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City gave due credits to laudable farmers-group and individuals of the regional organic achievers during the congress. For the provincial category the Province of Misamis Occidental garnered the award of P500,000 project award and plaque; the Municipality of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental with P300,000 project award and plaque; Necifen P. Cagaanan, for the Provincial Focal Person Category with P25,000 cash award and plaque; and Gemma M. Reyes, for the Municipal Focal Person Category with P20,000 cash award and plaque. Virginia C. Namocatcat, garnered the award for the Agricultural Extension Worker Category with P15,000 and plaque; Doalnara Restoration of the Philippines for the Farmer Group Category Multipurpose Cooperative with P100,000 project award and plaque; and Roger R. Lacida for the Small Farmer Individual Category with P50,000 cash award and plaque. ###sva
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