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Organic Agriculture Program in Bicol Region for FY 2017 focused in strengthening technical and production support to more farmers, producers, processors and other stakeholders as compliance to 2010 Republic Act 10068 that aims to promote and further develop the practice of organic agriculture in the Philippines. Also this year, Organic Agriculture Program intensified the awareness of potential farmers/farmers association to 3rd party certification and its importance. To date, 106 farms (7 groups and 5 individuals) were given certification assistance. Furthermore, additional agricultural extension workers (AEWs), farmer advocates, practitioners and producers were trained to strengthen their skills, and be informed to new technologies in organic farming.

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Organic Agriculture Program in Bicol Region for FY 2017 focused in strengthening technical and production support to more farmers, producers, processors and other stakeholders as compliance to 2010 Republic Act 10068 that aims to promote and further develop the practice of organic agriculture in the Philippines. Also this year, Organic Agriculture Program intensified the awareness of potential farmers/farmers association to 3rd party certification and its importance. To date, 106 farms (7 groups and 5 individuals) were given certification assistance. Furthermore, additional agricultural extension workers (AEWs), farmer advocates, practitioners and producers were trained to strengthen their skills, and be informed to new technologies in organic farming.

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“Producing food while sustaining the ecological balance is the best legacy the TAPFPAT can give to our present and future generations,” says Elmer S. Salazar, Manager of The Agri Planters and Food Processors Association of Tigaon (TAPFPAT).

SAN AGUSTIN, PILI, CAMARINES SUR – Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) Executive Director Dr. Nicomedes P. Eleazar led the blessing and inauguration of the P4M Organic Agriculture Research and Development Center inside the 76 hectare DA RFO 5 compound here on October 21, 2016.

The Hagahag Farm is certainly a pride of Goa and the whole province of Camarines Sur when it comes to organic farming. Owned by a sexagenarian, Mang Edilberto Abad, his age and the remoteness of the farm did not deter him to develop his 2.5 hectare upland farm into an organic showcase. His upland farm in barangay San Pedro is a 6 kilometers trek from the main road of Goa, along a narrow unpaved, rocky bypassed road accessible only to carabao-drawn carts or “door-to-door” motorcycle.