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Dumaguete City, Philippines Saturday, July 30, 2016
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Organic veggie production
training to benefit farmers

A season-long training on organic vegetable production will benefit 30 farmer-participants in Dumaguete, City Agriculture Officer William Ablong said.

The training in Barangay Banilad was launched Friday. The Office of the City Agriculturist, in collaboration with the Agricultural Training Institute, the Provincial Agriculturist's Office, and the Department of Agriculture, organized the harvest festival which will end on October 14, Ablong added.

Some 30 farmer-participants, City Council chairman on Committee on Agriculture Manuel Arbon, City Agriculture and Fisheries Council chairman Ed Lecciones, and assistant provincial agriculturist Jacinto Silot, are among those attending the training, he said.

The three-month training, from sowing the seeds to harvesting, is funded by ATI. Resource persons are technical personnel from the Office of the City Agriculturist, PAO, ATI, and DA.

The training is under the Farmer Field School on organic vegetable production, a hands-on training where participants learn by doing land preparation and clearing of the farm site, natural fermented solution making, organic pesticide processing, field lay-outing, cultural management practices, sowing in seed boxes, basal application of organic fertilizer and transplanting, among others, he added.*JFP



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