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Leyte farmers go organic

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By Restituto Cayubit

Barangay Pinarigusan, San Miguel, Leyte –  Another group of farmers in this province are now producing high value organic vegetables and other crops while they are presently practicing organic farming, a report from the office of Leyte provincial government, based here said today.

Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico L. Petilla told Manila Bulletin that he distributed yesterday the certificate of training to the 28 farmers beneficiaries of the “More Income In the Countryside (MIC) compact farming program” in this barangay after the beneficiaries completed the four-month training on high value crop compact farming initiated by his office.

Petilla said that the 28 farmers who received agricultural or farming assistance from his office  are now producing organic crops and the organically produced high value vegetables and other crops are sold to the consumers in the community and in the urban areas like in this city.  He said that the program in giving assistance to farmers is giving livelihood of the  victims of the super-typhoon Yolanda that devastated this town  and other areas in Eastern Visayas in 2013.

Petilla said that his office is pushing for the growth of organic farming in the province due to the high demand for organically grown crops and high value vegetables.

He added his office is continuously conducting series of seminars and trainings up to the present  for the   promotion of organic farming in his province.

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