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Cagayan goes organic farming

07 Mar
Training participants learn how to make vermiculture.

Training participants learn how to make vermiculture.

By Aida B. Cabauatan

The Provincial Government of Cagayan(PGC) through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist(OPA) started to introduce innovations and transfer  of technology to farmers and fisherfolks in the province with a trainors’ training at the  Provincial Fishery Station at Bantay, Camalanuigan, Cagayan.

“The province is the first in the region to conduct such training to technicians.  This training is set to introduce organic aqua-farming to fisherfolks,” reveals Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Aquaculturist Quirino Pascua during the recently held training.

Some 15 technicians from the fishery division of OPA participated in the training, purposely to equip them with the necessary skills in organic aqua-farming. Topics discussed were soil and water management of fishponds up to the harvesting process.

During the season long training, they were taught and trained how to make vermiculture. The participants made use of waste materials like animal manure, rice straw and dried leaves.  All these materials were converted to organic matter in compost.

According to Provincial Agriculturist Mildred Abella, the OPA technicians in the fishery division are now undergoing continuous training for organic farming and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training on vegetable production.

Abella added that the province is now bent to adopt organic farming and aqua-farming because of its many benefits, especially to the environment.

The training will run for seven months for the fishery sector while the vegetable production training will be conducted for four months.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2013 in NEWS

 

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