Bacolod City holds first Farmers' Summit
Bacolod City (23 March) -- The local government of Bacolod in coordination with the Highly Urbanized City Agricultural and Fishery Council held the first ever Farmers' Summit at the proposed Bacolod Food Terminal in Barangay Alijis.
The summit, with the theme "Paghili-upod sang Mangunguma kag Gobyerno Lokal sa Padayon nga Pag-uswag sang Agrikultura", focused on the issues faced by the farmers in relation to the El Niņo phenomenon.
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia saw the need to address the concerns of the farmers particularly with the onset of the long dry season as they may lose their main source of livelihood if problems such as water supply and irrigation are not attended to immediately.
The summit aims to come up with measures to alleviate the effects of the El Niņo phenomenon and the use of organic fertilizer. (CMO/PIA/EAD) [top]