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The beautiful city and the city of beautiful people Ormoc City, hosted this year’s 3rd Regional Organic Agriculture Congress held on July 4-5, 2017.
Ormoc City Mayor the Hon. Richard I. Gomez, together with Congresswoman Lucy T. Gomez were both on hand for this momentous occasion. Joining them were Hon. Tomas Serafica, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, who was with the entire group until the end of the Farm Tour on the following day.
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The Espinosa family doesn’t have much of what rich people have. But they have considered organic farming as their valuable possession.
Residing in Lower Mabuhay, Bansalan, Davao del Sur, the Espinosa’s were conferred as the outstanding organic farming family during the 2017 Regional Organic Agriculture Congress (ROAC) and was shortlisted in the 2017 National Organic Agriculture Congress (NOAC).
Their family is different from conventional farmers because they choose not to use any chemicals on their farm. This means that they never spray their fields with pesticides or any kind of chemical fertilizers. This also means that they never give their animals any non-organic feed.
“I have one hectare farmland and all that were planted are pure organic. All our animals were fed using organic base feeds,” Espinosa said.
NIOPA, the First Organization in Western Visayas to avail the 3rd Party Organic Certification Assistance
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March 4, 2019, The Negros Island Organic Producers Association (NIOPA) became the first organization to have been able to avail the 3rd Party Organic Certification Assistance in Western Visayas. The third party certification means that an independent organization has reviewed all process with regards to production as in the case of organic produce, and has independently determined that the final product complies with specific standards for safety, quality and efficiency.
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With a total of 136,649 hectares of agricultural land, Davao del Sur was able to convert 14,145.07 hectares to organic, benefiting 11,305 farmers all over the province.
The province was cited as outstanding province in the 2016 National Organic Agriculture Congress (NOAC) held in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte .
Raul Fueconcillo, Davao del Sur provincial agriculturist said the prize won in the 2016 NOAC which is P3 million was divided to 14 organic farmers associations.
The project of the province consists of financial assistance to organic farmers’ associations, non-government organizations (NGOs), people’s organization (POs), indigenous people (IPs) as well as cooperatives; the improvement/upgrading of the existing Trichoderma Laboratory for the production of organic fertilizers; construction/renovation of Provincial Nursery Office with Warehouse; production and utilization of Compost Fungus Activator (Trichoderma harzianum) and other Organic Agriculture Programs; establishment of techno-demo projects on Organic Agriculture Program at the Provincial Nursery, Bansalan, Davao del Sur.
Department of Agriculture- Regional Field Office 10 successfully conducts 14th National Organic Agriculture Congress
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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP), through the Department of Agriculture- Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10), spearheaded the conduct of the 14th National Organic Agriculture Congress last October 24-26, 2017 at the Atrium, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City.