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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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