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Leyte ARBs now certified organic vegetable farmers

news reg pix 1 april 7 201622 farmers from two (2) highland barangays of Inopacan, Leyte are now certified organic vegetable producers after completing the five months training on High Value Vegetable Production Using Technology on Natural Farming System.

Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Regional Director Sheila Enciso said organic farming is environment friendly and the products are good for the health. “This kind of farming is more tedious than the traditional way of growing vegetables, which uses hazardous chemicals. With organic farming they can save more money for they no longer use pesticides and expensive fertilizers,” she said.news reg pix 2 april 7 2016

Enciso said her office tapped the East-West Seed Company for the conduct of the training under the Agricultural Enterprise Development component of the second phase of the Agrarian Reform Community Project (ARCP-II).

news reg pix 3 april 7 2016Participants of the said training were members of the Hinabay Upland Farmers Association (HUFA) and the Cabulisan Multi-Purpose Upland Farmers Association (CAMUFA), who all expressed gratitude for having been trained on organic vegetable production.

According to Edelito Merano Sr., 51, the farmers now use worm manure produced by the CAMAFU as fertilizers for their farms.news reg pix 4 april 7 2016

Merchant Cristeta Abenoja disclosed that there are more buyers of organic vegetables than those grown the traditional way.

Her vegetables from barangays Hinabay and Cabulisan are easily sold out for consumers already know that products from these villages are grown organically, Abenoja said.

Various organic vegetables abounded during the farmers’ graduation as it coincided with the harvest festival.

Meanwhile, 47 other farmers, 27 from the town of Tolosa, Leyte and 20 from Pinabacdao, Samar likewise completed the same training last month though on separate occasions and venue, Enciso added. (JOSE ALSMITH L. SORIA)


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99 Northern Samar farmers receive CLOAs

MONDRAGON, Northern Samar– Ninety-nine farmers from remote villages in this town braved the heavy rains to receive their certificates of landownership award (CLOAs) from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).DAR Assistant Regional Director Ma. Fe Malinao… Read More..
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Jan 04, 2017 28

99 Samar farmers awarded land ownership certificates

Mondragon, Northern Samar – The Department of Agrarian Reform regional office 8 (DAR-8) recently distributed 118 certificate of landownership awards (CLOAs) to 99 farmers from two remote villages in this town, a report from DAR-8 said. Read More..
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DAR’s “Ka Paeng” visits Biliran farmers, ensures land for…

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, November 12 (PIA) – Department of Agriculture (DAR) Secretary, Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano was in town recently and turned-over a post harvest facility to Cabucgayan farmers in far Biliran province. Read More..
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DAR chief visits Biliran farmers, ensures land for rice…

THE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Rafael “Ka Paeng” Mariano was in town recently and turned over a post harvest facility to Cabucgayan farmers in Biliran province. Read More..

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