Organic Farming goes to Baras and Tavabas
UPLB-NEDA Agri project
BY HANS AUDRIC B. ESTIALBO
Back in 2005, the authorization of Executive Order 481 titled “Promotion and Development of Organic Agriculture in the
Philippines” further fortified the need for an information system for organic agriculture. Signed last August 2006, the rules and regulations specified that the secretariat of the National Technical Committee nd the National Organic Agriculture Board, is lodged with the Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards.
Organic farming in the country has also improved since the demand for organic produce has skyrocketed for the past few years. Thanks to different organic markets in the Metro and bagsakan centers in rural areas that now, promote and give organic farmers a chance to sell their products.
Take for instance Baras, Rizal. Mayor Wilfredo C. Robles and Councilor Ramon A. Matignas Jr. were once anxious about the low income of farmers in the town, despite its abundant area for farming.
Farmers in their area had been discouraged because of this, and have also dissuaded their children from following their footsteps. Continue reading “Organic Farming goes to Baras and Tayabas”