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BPI-Guimaras joins 2017 Manggahan Festival

by: RS Orquia

“The journey that is Guimaras: Sadto…Subong…kag sa Masanag nga Palaabuton,” is this year’s theme of Manggahan Festival 2017 of the province of Guimaras, which was celebrated from May 11-22, 2016.

This year’s celebration was participated by different government agencies, private organizations, local government units, associations and other stakeholders. The Bureau of Plant Industry-Guimaras National Crop Research, Development and Production Support Center (BPI-Guimaras NCRDPSC) annually supports and took part on the different activities during the festivity.

One of the activities co-sponsored by the Center was the “Agri-Eco Day” on May 18, 2016.  Participated by some 300 farmers, fisherfolk and other stakeholders, the one-day event highlighted the different practices on farming, fishing and environmental management.  Talent and skills of farmers, fisherfolks, women’s and other stakeholders were also showcased through a competition.
 

During the event, the Center distributed quality planting materials (300 grafted mango and cashew seedlings), various  vegetable seeds (squash, ampalaya, pole sitao, okra,  and cow pea) and OPV glutinous corn seeds (250 kgs).

Moreover, during the National  Government Agencies (NGAs) day and night, the Center joins the parade and the one stop shop set-up for NGAs. Information Concerning the Center's services was presented and IEC materials on different matured technologies on mango were distributed. Talents competition among the agencies highlighted and concluded event.

The Center's participation to the different activities of Manggahan festival strengthened the collaboration and linkages with the provincial goverment of guimaras and other agencies in extending services and materials assistance to farmers and other stakeholders.

 

BPI-Guimaras holds field day on farmer-cooperator farm

by: RS Orquia

The Bureau of Plant Industry-Guimaras National Crop Research Development and Production Support Center (BPI-Guimaras NCRDPSC) in collaboration with its farmer-cooperator, Ms. Rosario M. Griesser of Guimaras Wonder’s Farm in Jordan, Guimaras conducted a field day and techno-forum on May 19, 2017.

The field day was conducted to showcase and promote the natural/organic management practices implemented in collaboration with farmer-cooperator especially in mango production.  Technology forum on organic agriculture was also conducted during the field day, where Dr. Cecilia dR. Medina of UPLB lectured on pest management on organic crops and Mr. Yondre J. Yonder of BPI-Guimaras NCRDPSC talked the integrated crop management on organic/natural production.  Moreover, Mrs. Griesser shared her experiences on organic/natural farming, where she finds it very challenging and laborious but inspiring.  Meanwhile, Ms. Jenny Lyn dG. Añana, focal person of BPI-Organic program discussed the requirements on 3rd Party Organic Agriculture Certification. Participants were also toured around the farm to observe and experience the different practices and crops grown as part of organic/natural farming management.

One hundred (100) organic and natural farming practitioners and enthusiasts from the different municipalities of the province of Guimaras attended the said activity.  The participants did not only gained knowledge and information on organic and natural farming system management but also availed the naturally/organically produced planting materials (vegetable seeds and potted herbs seedlings) distributed during the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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