Practical organic agriculture teaches farmers to produce the right and healthy food to eat while keeping the environment safe and clean, Prof. Yi-Sung Chen of Ming Dao University in Taiwan said during his talk on organic agriculture at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel, in Bacolod City recently.
Chen was in the city as a guest of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturists during its Farmers and Fisherfolks' Congress 2012.
Chen said Taiwan has been producing organic products and is very keen about their practices not to use commercial fertilizers and herbicides. He also said it is good to reap healthy products without damaging the environment.
Fair trade dialog set today
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. is hosting an orientation and dialog on Fair Trade international marketing opportunities at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall today, from 9 a.m. to noon, organizers said in a press release.
Edgardo Uychiat, president of the Negros Island Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Foundation, said they are inviting participants to the dialog.
The orientation will be conducted by Hagung Hendrawan, international liaison officer for Asia-Pacific of Fairtrade Labelling Organization, who is in Negros to visit Alter Trade-assisted communities that are already producing sugar for fair trade markets, the press release said.
‘madness’ in Bacolod
BPI Family Savings Bank is having its first housing madness in the Philippines here in Bacolod City because of its strong economy, Jose Teodoro Limcaoco, president of the BPI Family Savings Bank said at a press conference yesterday at Bar 21.
“We remain very convinced that there is a big potential here in Bacolod City that is why our 4th housing madness is here and we are joined by six local developers and four national developers,” Limcaoco said
The housing madness will start tomorrow until Sunday at the Robinsons Place.