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512 Bulacan farmers, fishers complete training course

Some 512 farmers and fisherfolk from Bulacan formally finished their training at the Farmers’ Field School (FFS) during graduation rites at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in Malolos City.

According to Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando, the provincial government supports the administration in its efforts to strengthen the agriculture sector of the country.

The governor said he was closely monitoring the reclassification of land from agriculture to commercial as more and more lands, even the productive ones, are being sold by their owners.

Seventy-four farmers from the towns of San Miguel, San Rafael, and San Ildefonso learned about the new technologies of the FFS on Vegetable Production, while 91 rice farmers finished their 14-week Climate Resilient Farm Business School FFS.

Another 26 pond operators from Hagonoy were taught by the Provincial Agriculture Office in partnership with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region 3 on the FFS on Polyculture of Shrimp and Tilapia in Brackishwater Pond using Greenwater Technology.

In addition, a total of 321 farmers finished the 16-week Scaling the Adoption of Pest and Nutrient Management Technologies for Rice in Bulacan Province conducted by the Philippine Rice Research Institute.