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PIA Press Release
2010/02/20

Organic agriculture crucial to arrest climate change, says expert

by L. Lopez

Bontoc, Mt. Province (20 February) -- An expert in organic agriculture advocates this alternative farming crucial to arrest the ill effects of climate change that is largely detrimental to agriculture.

Marcelo Abela, Vice Chairperson of the Cordillera Organic Agriculture Development Council, Inc. (COADCI) in a recent audience with Cordillera farmers here said one major source of carbon destroying the atmosphere comes from factory emissions.

Just imagine the amount we reduce on the carbon deposit in the air once we stop producing chemical fertilizer and other synthetic inputs and instead practice organic farming, Abela said.

There is too much of chemicals introduced to the atmosphere which the organic way aims to mitigate since it discourages the use and make of chemical farm inputs, he stressed.

Once organic agriculture becomes the farming way among farmers, destruction of the atmosphere will substantially be reduced, he said.

Abela is among the advocates of organic agriculture that started in Benguet in 2005 where the'Salad Bowl' of the country is located.

Farmers here were beset with the deteriorating soil condition in their vegetable farms because of too much use of inorganic inputs that moved Abela's group to look for alternative ways, leading them to do researches on organic agriculture. Now their group has formally organized and is known as the COADCI.

The COADCI has adopted organic agriculture as a mitigation effort against climate change. Part of COADCI's campaign is the holding of organic agriculture congress in various parts of the Cordillera.

In his talk, Abela stressed on the need to popularize the organic way among farmers calling on all forms of information multipliers to help advocate the system. There is a need to lay down this cause in the policies of government so that programs for the agriculture sector should follow, he said.

Having tried and started the organic advocacy in Benguet, Abela believes in the strengthening of the organic agriculture movements in the entire country and adopt this to the global move on climate change. (PIA) [top]

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