Koronadal City—South Cotabato is making small steps in embracing organic agriculture in animal farming as the Provincial Veterinary through the Animal Production and Processing Center spearheaded training on Organic Agriculture Production with NC II competency.
Dr. Raul Teves, APPC Officer-in-Charge, said the project tied up with TESDA and the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) to produce a pool of educators and young farmers who will be competitive, higly skilled and holistically developed individuals in the field of organic agriculture in South Cotabato.
“This is our way to encourage the participants in the advocacy of the office on different veterinary services and programs,” Teves said.
PVET spreads the organic animal farming technology as the APPC is also practicing the same.
“We wanted our animal farmers to earn from organic farming. The conversion involves a slow process but more consumers are health conscious so the market is waiting,” Teves said.
AT least 30 teachers and animal sanitary inspectors attended the training.