Antipolo agriculture office leads Farmers Congress 2012

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, Dec 28 (PIA) –The Antipolo City Agriculture Office (CAO) under Violeta Suarez recently conducted its fourth Farmers Congress at Boso-Boso Highlands Resort in Barangay San Jose to further boost its agricultural capabilities through skills training, seminars, and sharing of technologies.

Three hundred farmers from different barangays attended the congress held in line with the local government’s nine-point agenda NILO Cares which includes the promotion of agricultural development in the city.

“The city government, through the CAO, will continuously support our local farmers to promote better and productive farming,” said Mayor Nilo Leyble.

According to the mayor, the CAO will be provided water irrigation systems with technical assistance, consultancy services, rehabilitation and improvement of the “patubig (irrigation)” program and other projects that will benefit the farmers of Antipolo by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) .

In addition, the Department of Agriculture (DA) also aims to provide additional farm materials and equipment that will boost production of local farmers.

Topics discussed at the congress included “Role of Farm Family Organization in Agricultural Development,” delivered by Virgie Callo-Etis, a Ph. D. and a professor at the University of Rizal System in Tanay, Rizal while agriculturist Victoria Sedilla tackled the “Status of Farmers Organization in the City.” (Antipolo PIO)


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