Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Annual gross sales of Negros Occidental organic farming hit P1B

Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon
Jr. checks out the organic products during the
opening of the 9th Negros Island Organic
Farmers Festival in November 2014 at
the North Capitol Road, Bacolod City.
The annual gross sales of organic farming in Negros Occidental was pegged at P1 billion.

Ramon Uy Jr., president of the Organic na Negros Organic Producers and Retailers Association (ONOPRA), said that there are 10,000 organic areas in the province, adding that farmers have an annual income of P100,000. 

He claimed that organic farming have improve the lives and income of the farmers here.

For Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., the "organic movement have been growing by leaps and bounds."
He vowed that he would continue supporting this movement since it will improve the lives of the poor.

He challenged the agrarian reform beneficiaries not to sell their lands, "plant high-value crops because the government will support you."

"We're an agricultural country. We have a rice soil and good weather," the governor said, adding that the provincial government is trying its best to narrow the gap between the rich and the poor.

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