Friday, March 27, 2015

Organic farming successful in Western Visayas

Organic farming in the Philippines


The Department of Agriculture said that organic farming is successful in Western Visayas.

Leo Cañeda, coordinator of DA’s National Organic Agriculture Board, said that the organic farming program of the agency had been running in the region for more than four years since the Organic Agriculture Act was passed in 2010, as he stressed that there’s no reason for the program to fail in its birthplace.

Cañeda said that the law targets to transform five percent of the country’s agricultural lands into organic agriculture.

According to DA, about 32,000 hectares of the 633,000 agricultural land area in the region were already converted into organic agriculture.

The province of Negros Occidental, which is known for sugar, aimed to be the organic farming capital of the country.

Meanwhile, small scale farmers who are into rice, corn, high-value crops and livestock production can avail of the crop insurance program.


The farmers, however, should conform to the Philippine National Standard  on Organic Farming so they will be certified as organic practitioners for their products to have access in domestic and foreign markets





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