Capitol pushes for organic farming

Some 85 farmers from six barangays of the city of Naga acquired new technology on organic farming.

Provincial Agriculturist Dr. Roldan Saragena said these farmers underwent training on greenhouse cultivation and open field farming.

On April 15, this batch of farmers will have their graduation ceremony.

All of them have their own farms and are willing to shift from conventional to organic farming, Saragena added. Techniques on planting Japanese cucumber, lettuce, eggplant, ampalaya, honeydew and mash melon without chemicals were taught.

Saragena said the ultimate goal of the training is not only to increase vegetable production in Cebu. “We are aiming to adopt a sustainable agri-technology, that is environment-friendly and fit for human consumption,” he said.

He said the provincial officials, including the department heads, are invited to attend the graduation ceremony. “Ato niyang tilawan ang kinilaw nga lettuce nga tinanom ra pud sa mga trained farmers nato,” he said.

The farmer’s training, held at the demo farm in Inayagan, Naga, started from planting season until harvest time. Xerxes Alkuino