A total of 27 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARB) from Asturias, Cebu recently attended seminars and training on climate change and organic farming technologies, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) announced on Monday.
Through DAR’s Climate Resilient Agricultural Productivity Support (CRFPS), farmer members of Pundok Maguuma (PUMAG) in Barangay San Isidro, Asturias, were trained in vermicomposting, soil management and soil fertility. land,” said Randolph Olvis, land reform program manager. Press release.
“In recent years, farmers have experienced extreme weather conditions like droughts. This program will help them adapt to climate change as it will equip them with the right technologies to offset the adverse effects of climate change on crops and yields and to boost agricultural productivity through organic farming,” Olvis said.
Farmers actively engaged in demonstrations and hands-on activities based on the topics presented by the resource speakers.
PUMAG farmers were also encouraged to practice organic farming to improve soil fertility, improve agricultural biodiversity to help prevent the depletion of natural resources.
Olvis said that prior to the training, PUMAG farmers attended a seminar on climate change awareness. The said training was also within the framework of the CRFPS project on improving and maintaining agricultural productivity.
“The climate change seminar gave them an understanding of the causes and effects of climate change,” Olvis said.
The training was made possible in partnership with the local government unit of Asturias and with resource workers from the DAR and the agronomist of the municipal office of Asturias.