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PIA Press Release
2009/10/20

30 Davao farmers attend sloping land management seminar

Panabo City, Davao del Norte (20 October) -- Thirty farmers attended the training seminar on Sloping Land Management (SLM) on October 14-15, 2009 at Barangay San Roque, this City.

Sloping Land Management is a technology of soil conservation and food production which involves planting of field crops in bands 3-5 meters wide between double rows of nitrogen fixing shrubs and trees planted along the contour.

The purpose of the seminar is to train the farmers and establishment of demo farms that will help improve productivity and prevent soil erosion in the Conservation Farmers Villages (CFV) area. This will also serve as show window of the neighboring farmers to guide them how to improve the sloping farm.

In addition is to enhance the capability of CFV farmers in SLM. While the specific goals are the following: Prepare a SLM, Make A- Frame, determine and establish contour lines, identify Nitrogen Fixing Plants (NFP) and Plant NFP Hedgerows. The expected outputs are; 1) To develop SLM; 2) Established Contour Lines; and, 3) Planted NFP that will serve as Hedgerows.

Source of Funds is from National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) with Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (P CARRD) as the coordinating Agency and University of South Eastern Philippines (USEP) Davao is the implementing agency thru the partnership of the Local Government Unit of Panabo City. (City Information Office-Panabo City) [top]

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