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Iloilo farmers welcome shift in gov't fertilizer program

by ES Subong

Iloilo City (10 November) -- Farmers in the province of Iloilo, particularly those in the Tigum-Aganan watershed area welcomed the government's initiatives on the development and utilization of organic fertilizers.

The Abilay Sur Modified Farming Association in the town of Oton, through its president Nepthalie Betito said they have saved almost half of what they used to spend for fertilizers and pesticides alone, when they shifted to organic fertilizer.

The farmer cooperators believed that with the government's push for organic farming, they will be give more assistance in realizing a better-yield farm.

Betito, who is also a staunch advocate of rainwater harvesting for continuous supply of water for his farm said, organic farming is sitting favorably with rainwater cathcments like cisterns, ponds and Small Farm reservoirs, where they grow catfish and plant vegetables alongside, for added income.

Farmer Camilo Sacupon of Bgy. Rizal Oton said rainwater catchments and organic fertilizers have lessened his farm expenses and increased his farm income by almost 30 percent.

Sta. Barbara Municipal Agriculturist Waling-Waling Terania said farmers in rainfed areas are more attuned to the development and utilization of organic fertilizers as they find it difficult to cope with the surging process of chemical-based fertilizers.

Meanwhile, Agriculture Secrtary Arthur Yap said that during the remaining 18 months of the Arroyo administration, the DA will strongly convince that farmers to shift from chemical to organic farming methods. (PIA 6) [top]

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