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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Backyard farming thrives amid Covid

Interest in backyard farming is experiencing a boom among Bacolodnons during the quarantine amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Ian Fred Solas, owner of IF Green Technologies, has developed a system called aquaponics to accelerate the growth of vegetables.

The soilless system, a combination of hydroponics and aquaculture, uses fish wastes as fertilizer and foam as its base, he said. “The ammonia from the wastes turns into nitrates, which are nutrients for the plants,” he added.

45 farmers get land titles in La Carlota

The Department of Agrarian Reform in Negros Occidental–South distributed certificates of land ownership award to 45 farmer-beneficiaries in Barangay Ayungon in La Carlota recently.

The 32.5448-hectare property, formerly owned by Isidro Lacson, among others, was covered under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reform through the compulsory acquisition scheme.

Mary Ann Salinog, municipal agrarian reform program officer, who led the CLOA distribution, assured the farmer-beneficiaries that they could depend on the government for much-needed support services that would help maximize the potential of their farms.


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