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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, November 10, 2012
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Organic fertilizer
given to farmers

More than 500 sacks of organic fertilizer were distributed for free to farmers of Dumaguete City during the Family Farm Congress and Agro-Fair at the Quezon Park yesterday.

The sacks of microbial treated supplement organic bio-fertilizer are byproducts of garbage collected at the materials recovery facility and verme composting center in the city’s dumpsite area in Brgy. Candau-ay.

City Administrator William Ablong, who heads the City Agriculture Office, said the production of organic fertilizer intends to subsidize the needs of 35 farmer-organizations in Dumaguete to be able to produce more, and at the same time, address the health concerns of Dumaguetnons.

Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria also said the city is gearing towards food security, and added he is planning to enhance the egg-raising industry to benefit more residents.*JG

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