Farmers and producers of Negros Occidental are stimulated at the agro-fishing fair and exhibit
FARMERS and growers in Negros Occidental get a boost at the provincial government’s nine-day agro-fishing fair and exhibit in the atrium of Robinsons Place Bacolod.
Called “Locally Sourced”, the agro-fishing fair and exhibition presents locally sourced and manufactured products from October 6 to 14, 2021.
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, who spoke at the opening rites, said that as a “believer in Negrense talent and product, I am sure that with the right opportunities our products can compete at the both in national and global markets “.
He also said that under the priority development program of Abanse Negrense of the province, the main objective of agriculture is to improve the market potential of farmers’ products so that their production is enhanced by the entrepreneurship.
“To our farmers and fishers, your provincial government has your best interests at heart,” he said, adding that “we will do what we can to help you and hold you accountable so that you can reach your full potential, even at the heart of a pandemic. “
The fair and exhibition are in partnership with the Provincial Farmer’s Office, Kadiwa ni Ani à Kita of the Ministry of Agriculture, and Robinsons Place Bacolod.
Participating producers include Abanse Negrense Market, Bing Organic Farm, Christdel’s Garden, Green Organik Enterprises, Kalibutan Society Mailum Organic Village Association, Minoyan Murcia Marginal Coffee Growers Agricultural Cooperative, Primo Brotherhood Association, PURO Organics Rural Improvement Club, Women Entrepreneurs Association, RAMA Chocolate Transformation, SATOCA AR Cooperative, Sir Jess, Shaira’s Food Product Trading, United Mushroom Producers and Processors Association of Negros and United Negros Island Rabbit Meat Producers.
They sell fresh fruits and vegetables, organic food and other products, essential plants and gardening products, among others.
Also present at the opening activity were Dina Genzola, Provincial Agriculture Officer, Joseph Sian from Robinsons Place Bacolod and Gina Banowski from the Mailum Organic Village Association.