The Department of Agriculture Region 6 turned over more than P1 million in fertilizers to six farmers’ associations for the coffee technology demonstration project in Brgy. Mailum, Bago City, Negros Occidental Friday, a press release from the city said.
The Bago City Agriculture Office led the distribution of the agricultural input at the barangay gym, and more than 1,123 bags of organic and synthetic fertilizer were given to the beneficiaries of the program.
These are the Ilijan Integrated Farmers Association, Rafael Salas Integrated Coffee Farmers Association, Mailum Organic Village Association, Friends of the Highlands Agrarian Reform Cooperative, Makalang Perez Farmer Workers Association, and the Sandungao Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries MPC, the press release said.
City agriculturist Carlito Indencia said that farmer beneficiaries will undergo a series of seminars on how to use the farm input. He gave an overview of the project during the turnover activity.
Vice Mayor Ramon Torres said that during his administration, only two farmers’ groups were in existence and now there are six groups already.
Mayor Nicholas Yulo also said that his administration is ready to support the growing coffee farming in Bago, and noted that it is a highly in demand industry, the press release added.*
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