The four-day gross sales of the 14th Negros Island Organic Farmers’ Festival at the provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City had reached P1.30 million.
In the report of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, the sales generated on the first day last November 20 was P229,996, the second day earned P350,628 in profit, revenues on third day were P337,200, and on the fourth and last day, it reached to P383,056.
The profit this year was lower than last year’s that had P1.86 million in total sales.
This year’s festival was anchored on the theme “Organic is love, integrity, fairness, and ecology”. It featured 85 exhibitors from the different towns and cities in Negros.
Those who joined the four-day activity were organic food producers and processors, upland farmers, indigenous peoples, cooperatives, and local government units.
Among the items sold at this year’s festival were fresh organic vegetables, fruits, native delicacies, plants, food, organic inputs, arts and crafts.
Other activities during the festival were the recognition of organic farmers, food olympics, lectures, trainings and seminars on various organic agriculture topics.
Also included in the display were exhibits of organic products and by-products, and sustainable innovations and technologies practiced by organic farmer-producers and advocates in the island.*
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