MANILA – Philippine agriculture gained 1.08 percent or P341.1 billion, for the first three months this year, which was attributed to the increase in the production of poultry, livestock and crop subsectors.
Livestock production increased by 3.17 percent while poultry subsector production grew by 7.06 percent.
Crops subsector also raised by 0.80 percent in production.
Agriculture Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning Romeo Recide said the slight increase in crop production was due to the movement of calendar planting in some regions of the country.
More students wanted for
OPA on air ‘school'
The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist “Eskwelahan sa kahanginan on Organic Agriculture” needs more enrollees who will be taught new technologies and developments on organic farming and the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010.
Edna Garde, manager of the Farmers' Information and Technology Services Center, host of the radio program, said they need 150 more enrollees to complete the 550 target.
Enrollees can be farmers, organic producers, and entrepreneurs, and to those who are interested in organic farming will listen to the program where examinations and quizzes will be given on-air while answer sheets will be provided and collected by the field coordinators.
The Association of Negros Producers, has partnered with kid entrepreneurs for various events today and tomorrow, as part of its entrepreneurship drive, an ANP press release said.
Young entrepreneurs of Creative Little Minds, with organizer Kitkat Lobaton will display and sell their items in booths outside the Negros Showroom at the Central Citywalk Robinsons Place Bacolod 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Some ANP members will also demonstrate how to make beads and other jewelry items.