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NegOcc leading in sugar block farming

sunstarlogoNEGROS Occidental is leading in sugar block farming, hosting 44 out of the 66 farms in the country, according to the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).


Undersecretary Rosalina Bistoyong, who was in Bacolod City Thursday, said that through sugar block farming, small farms are being consolidated making it as big areas for collective farming.

"Under this system of farming, farmer-groups can earn better production income," she said.

Bistoyong added that the government is actively supporting sugar block farms through farm-to-market interventions and farm mechanization projects, including support facilities.

On Thursday, the DAR official spearheaded the ceremonial turn-over of P12.9 million worth of farm common service facilities to agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in the province.

From January to September this year, Negros Occidental has received about P90 million worth of farm support facilities, Bistoyong said. Moreover, the DAR official said the agency is continuously urging farmers in Negros Occidental to go organic.

Bistoyong said that aside from its emerging market demand due to health value, organic farming is also a form of climate change mitigation measure. She added that for organic farming to be more profitable, farmers should also venture as entrepreneurs by value adding to their crops.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 03, 2015.

Source: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/bacolod/local-news/2015/10/03/negocc-leading-sugar-block-farming-433724

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