More than 500 farmers of San Enrique, Valladolid, and Pulupandan towns were trained at the Agri-Pinoy Briefing and Teknokliniks for Extension Workers and Farmers in Negros Occidental recently.
Alejandro Malijoc of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist said yesterday that Agri-Pinoy training provides avenues for farmers to inquire about solutions for problems in their farms and how to get recommendations from concerned agencies.
Farmers were given updates on sustainable organic agriculture, ecological pest management and control, soil fertility and structure, and maximized biodiversity on farms, he said.
Spot check of weigh
A resolution requesting the Revenue Inspection and Miscellaneous Section of the City Treasurer’s Office to conduct spot inspections on all establishments in Bacolod City using weighing scales to implement City Ordinance 24, Series of 1987, is being proposed by Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez.
C.O. 24 is an ordinance requiring all establishments in Bacolold that use weighing scales to secure from the Bacolod City government and display permanently together with their respective weighing scale in their establishments a sealed and certified one kilo test weight.
The resolution said there is a need to certify that all weighing scales in the city are accurate and operating properly so as not to defraud the buying public.
600 has. of land eyed for
More than 600 hectares of idle lands in EB Magalona and Hinigaran towns and Silay City, Negros Occidental, and three other places in Negros Oriental are set to be planted with cassava this month, Redentor Galura, head of Ginebra San Miguel Inc. Supply Risk Management, said yesterday.
Farmers with standing cassava crops in Hinobaan and Cauayan towns and Sipalay City have supplied over 290,000 kilograms of dried cassava chips to the GSMI distillery in Bago City, Galura said.
GSMI encourages farmers to use idle lands to provide additional income and livelihood opportunities to local farmers adding that the project will also alleviate poverty and help rural development through sustainable agriculture, he said.