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92 farmers complete training program

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte – Ninety-two farmers from two municipalities of this province who graduated from a five-month training on organic farming are now producing organic agricultural crops.

According to Leyte governor Leopoldo Dominic Petilla 49 farmers from Barangay Cabatianuhan, San Miguel, Leyte and another 43 from Barangay Cabuenan, Tanuan are now producing high value vegetables like broccoli, lettuce jackfruit, papaya cucumber, tomatoes, eggplants and pechay among others.

Petilla adds the farmers have banded together to form a group that will give them legal personality and transact with private and government agencies.

The governor said agriculture is one of his priority programs which he believes will alleviate poverty in the rural areas, adding that more farmers in other towns are set to complete their training program and join their respective cooperatives.

Organically produced farm products are sought for by the health conscious people and the products has a higher demand and command better price compared to those farm products that are not organically produced. (Restituto Cayubit)