After a heavy rain that poured the streets of the city, this year’s Organic Agri Bazaar opened today, March 14, 2017 with a bang at the People’s Park, Palma Gil St., Davao City.
The said 3-day activity reeled off with an interview at the said park from ABS-CBN Channel 2 daily morning tv show, Maayong Buntag Mindanao. Various programs and projects of the Davao City Agriculture Office for 2017 were presented by Mr. Jovencio Umaguing, Operations Head of DCAO. On the other hand, Mrs. Evelyn G. Cayabyab, Acting Asst. Head essayed the different activities for this year’s activity to include learning sessions on Urban Container Gardening, Seminar on Food Safety, Demo on Food Processing, Establishment of Field Garden, Demo on Organic Fertilizer Production and Fruit/ vegetable Preparations.
The main objective of this year’s Organic Agri Bazaar is to promote and further strengthen City Ordinance No. 8073-10 otherwise known as the Organic Ordinance of 2010, equipped Ms. Cayabyab. City Agriculturist, Mr. Leo Brian D. Leuterio, welcomed all participants during the Opening Program followed by the inspirational messages given City Administrator, Atty. Zuleika T. Lopez, City Councilor, Hon. Marissa M. Abella and DA XI Regional Executive Director, Engr. Ricardo M. Onate, Jr. as represented by Dir. Angelina S. Pancho, ARD for Research and Regulation. The ribbon cutting ensued followed by the booth viewing of the 24 different exhibitors/ organic practitioners all over the city.- Mr. Richard C. Ursua/ DCAO-FITS