Benguet promotes organic agriculture
There is now a proposed ordinance that is being pushed for in Benguet province that would promote organic agriculture and biodiversity conservation.
A report from Sun Star showed that Provincial board member Robert Namoro, who also chairs the committee on agriculture, said the ordinance aims to expand the practice of organic farming in the province, educate stakeholders on the principles of sustainable organic farming and promote the development of organic practice.
“Through organic farming, our dependency on imported hazardous fertilizer and pesticides will be lessened and will make agricultural products free from health threatening toxic substances and to serve as an alternative environment friendly farming system in the phase of large scale agriculture product in induced in Genetically Modified Organisms,” Namoro said in the report.
The proposed measure, which will have an initial budget of P2 million, is meant to push for organic agricultural programs across different commodities such as livestock, crops, and aquaculture.