July 27, 2018 (4:13 PM)

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ORGANIC. An entrepreneur displaying her organic products during the forum. Photo by Hannah Lou Balladares

Filipino scientists from different institutions convened for this year’s National Scientists’ Forum on Agro-ecology (NSFA). The two-day event was held from July 26-27 at the Training Room, 8th floor, Community Center of the First Companions.

The forum aimed to further understand the farming processes that are based on the local traditions as well as to deepen their knowledge on the concept of agro-ecology.

Some of the topics discussed were the improvements in rice production, significance of seed conservation, and the evolution of organic agriculture in the country.

With the theme, “Strengthening partnerships among Filipino scientists in attaining sustainable development goals through agro-ecology,” the NSFA underscored the products of Filipino farmers and the promotion of organic farming in the country.

Maria Consolacion Baylosis of Nagkahiusang Kababainhan ug Kalalakihan sa Kauswagan (NaKaSaKa), an organization under Agro-eco Philippines, stressed that they wanted to go back to the traditional farming and apply the practices before the period of Green Revolution where synthetic farming is prevalent.

“Gusto namo ibalik ba, katung traditional farming. Gusto namo bag-uhon ang pag-uma karon nga puros na synthetic kay makadaot dyud,” she conveyed.

Agro-eco Philippines organized the event in partnership with Samahan ng Magsasaka ng Alambre Fellow for the Care Creation Association Incorporated (SaMaLFCCAI) and was funded by Fastenopfer – Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund and DKA Austria.


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