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ARBO center launched

visayan dailyAn organic fertilizer processing center was launched yesterday at SitioTabidiao, Brgy. Mailumin Bago City to benefit the Friends of the Highlands Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organization. The P4 million processing center forms part of the Village-Level and Farm-Focused Enterprise Development Program of the Department of Agrarian Reform to the ARBO of the area. DAR allocated P300,000 for the trainings and construction of the building, the FHARBO shared P50, 000, while the Bago City government allocated P40,000 as its counterpart for the project.

The component of the program are capability development building activities, construction of processing center, and ensuring sustainable raw materials. DAR will help in the marketing of the organic fertilizer products.

Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo who was the guest at the launching event, commended the FHARBO for its entrepreneurial spirit. Yulo, in his speech, said he believed that the project is in time with the campaign of the provincial government to become the organic capital of the country, as well as in addressing problemsof climate change.

The VLFFED is implemented in line with the with DAR's continuing thrust to strengthen the agri-enterprise activity of ARBs and to promote value-adding products for their livelihood.*

Source: http://www.visayandailystar.com/2017/May/05/businessnews3.htm

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