PANABO CITY, Davao del Norte, March 30, 2016 – Through the City Government spearheaded by the City Agriculture Office (CAGRO) organized the 1st Organic Agriculture Awareness and Products Display on March 16 at the ARF Gym, Barangay New Pandan.
Various organic products and agricultural supplies were displayed on different booths such as vegetables, fruits, pesticides, among others.
With this year’s theme: “Lawas Pahimsogon, Organikong Pagkaon Palambo-on alang sa Himsog nga Katawhan ug Lig-on nga Katilingban”.
CAGRO head Alejandro Mayato mentioned that this is one of the activities of the 15th Araw ng Panabo celebration. He is advocating backyard gardening and Gulayan ng Paaralan in coordination with the Department of Education.
City Councilor and SP Chair on Agriculture Renante Bangoy emphasized the contribution of the Agricultural sector in the city’s development which is to produce more agricultural products. Worth mentioning also is that our city is known as the banana capital of the country.
Mayor James Gamao represented by Atty. Jamail Lunar Macla cited the importance of using organic products and pesticides for a healthier and longer life.
Meanwhile, an intermission number from the Farmers Field School (FFS) graduates of Gredu Elementary School followed by the audio visual presentation of ACES Organic Farm owner Francisco dela Peña, PhD and one of the active organic farming advocates in the city. Other testimonies were presented by Ma. Luisa Murga, Margarita Lanticse, Joemer Millada and Jules Baluran for the Techno-demo Transference.
Private sector also contributed to the realization of the activity such as; Pigrolac Agricultural Products, Macondray Plastic Manufacturing and PMC Enterprise. Samuel Anay and Reynaldo Agorde hosted the Program. (jaszparas/CIO Panabo)