Last November 2016, the Department of Agriculture- National Organic Agriculture Program celebrated the 2nd Organic Agriculture Month with the theme “Organikong Pamamaraan: Para sa Kaunlaran ng Mamamayan at ng Kalikasan”. The theme encompasses how Organic Agriculture can address the timely issue on Climate Change and how OA ensures environmental sustainability and safe food for the Filipinos by eliminating the use of chemicals in producing organic products.
The opening of the joint exhibit of the Organic and Rice Program was held last November 14, 2016 at the DA lobby which was led by the Undersecretaries Ariel T. Cayanan and Bernadette Romulo-Puyat with the Assistant Secretary for Operations Federico Laciste Jr. and National Program Coordinator Engr. Christopher V. Morales.
During the opening ceremony, Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat reiterated that the Program is continuing to provide programs and interventions for the farmers for a more competitive industry.
The OA month exhibit featured the accomplishments and implementation of OA in the regions and partner IAs – to show that Organic Agriculture is rapidly growing as a profitable livelihood of the farmers and to show the significant increase of Organic Agriculture practitioners and farmers.