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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)


Region VIII News

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September 23, 2016 8

Ormoc farmers excited on first harvest

TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE, Sept. 22 (PIA) – After 16 years of waiting, members of the Bugho Farmers Association (BFA) in Ormoc City are now excited for their first harvest come first week of October. Rosenda Apay, chairperson of the BFA, happily announced this as… Read More..
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Sep 22, 2016 13

KAISAHAN lauds successful farmer installation in Ormoc

The KAISAHAN, a non-government organization supporting agrarian reform and rural development based in Quezon City commended the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for the successful installation of farmer beneficiaries in Barangay Sumangga and Barangay… Read More..
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Sep 21, 2016 11

DAR turns over fmr in Leyte

VILLABA, Leyte--“This is a dream come true!” said Barangay Sambulawan Chairwoman Tessie Mayot during the turnover rites of the 3.4-kilometer rehabilitated farm-to-market road, which now connects Barangay Casili-on and Sambulawan to the national highway.Mayot,… Read More..
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Aug 22, 2016 34

DAR rehabilitates 10-km Tarangnan road in Samar

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 20 – No more bumpy rides from Barangay Balugo to the town proper of Tarangnan in Samar, after the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) rehabilitated the 10-kilometer road. Read More..

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