Barotac Viejo indigenous people finish training on integrated farming system

ILOILO CITY, Feb. 22 (PNA) — Eighty indigenous people of Sitio Nagpana, Barangay Lipata, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo graduated from the season-long training on Integrated Farming System (IFS) on February 18.

Through the season-long training, farmers were able to utilize their upland areas in the propagation of different high value commodities such as vegetables, banana and coffee.

Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Office 6 technical staff, Edgar C. Oyson, encouraged farmers of the indigenous group to conserve the abundant natural resources in order to maintain sustainability in both agricultural and community sectors.

“The learning you have gained from the three-month long IFS training should be communicated and shared to the larger community through proper implementation of technologies and cultural practices,” said Oyson.

Meanwhile, Barotac Viejo Mayor Niel C. Tupas III announced that the roads in Sitio Nagpana will be concreted this year.

“This would ease the transportation and delivery of agricultural products and inputs from farm to market and vice versa,” Tupas said.

Representative from the Department of Education 6 had mentioned during the graduation regarding their proposal to implement the Alternative Learning System (ALS) through the DA’s School On-the-Air Program. (PNA)