The sales generated in the ongoing 14th Negros Island Organic Farmers’ Festival at the provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City had reached P580,624, as of yesterday.
The initial sales posted on the first day was P229,996 while P350,628 in profit was gained the following day.
This year, the festival, on the theme “Organic is love, integrity, fairness, and ecology”, featured 85 exhibitors from the different towns and cities in Negros.
The activity gathered industry stakeholders, including farmers, producers, and exhibitors, while lectures and sessions on various organic agriculture topics are ongoing.
Senator Cynthia Villar, who was the guest speaker at the opening rites Wednesday, said an amendment to the organic law is being pushed to reduce the cost for small farmers availing of international organic certifications.
The certification will allow organic farmers to sell their produce at a higher cost, she said.*
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