Farmers from the different cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental received Agri-Abanse agricultural and fishery inputs to help them enhance agricultural and fishery productivity, ensure food security and provide livelihood opportunities.
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson led the ceremonial turnover held at the Negros First Organic Technology Center (NFOTeC) in Barangay Tabunan, Bago City on Tuesday morning, November 16.
The farmers received Sugar-Rice Intercropping Project that include rice seeds, fertilizer, ameliorants and inoculants; power sprayer, pump and engine, and multi-cultivator for high value commercial crops; rescue equipment for fisheries use; Organic Production Support Program that include vegetable seeds, farms tools, organic fertilizer, and planting materials; and Farm Tourism Program.
Lacson said aiding the farmers and fisherfolks with the opportunity and technology is a step towards the realization of the collective goal to empower and enhance one of the most important sectors of the province – the farmers and fisherfolks.
“Kun mag-uswag ang teknolohiya para sa lokal nga produkto, maga-uswag man ang kabuhi sang mga mangunguma upod sa tagsa nila ka pamilya,” the governor said.
He also assured the farmers of the provincial government’s support, for them to reach their utmost potential and improve their livelihood.
NFOTeC is managed by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist led by OIC, Dr. Dina Genzola.
The provincial officials also checked the ongoing NFOTec projects, bamboo nursery, tissue culture laboratory, vermi composting facility, and rice processing complex at the site./WDJ