BENGUET | July 13, 2022 – FPA CAR conducted training on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to fifty-three (53) farmers from Baguio City and Benguet last July 06 at El Cielito Hotel, Baguio City and on July 12, 2022 at Villa Silvina Hotel, Baguio City.


GAP is a training that highlights the best practices to be followed in the crop production and post-harvest handling to ensure safe and quality of produce that minimized the negative impact to the environment and to the workers’ health.


Regional Officer (RO) Rogelio Tanguid and Provincial Officer (PO) Rowena F. Billig discussed the FPA-Balanced Fertilization Strategy (BFS) program as part of the safe and effective use of fertilizer. The strategy was an alternative solution to the high cost of inorganic fertilizers.


BFS uses the 4Rs in Fertilization – Right Source, Right Placement, Right Amount, and Right Rate that sets to enhance soil health and productivity, prevent the decline in soil fertility and improve fertilizer availability and costs. It is considered a GAP during crop production, which ensures safe and quality produce.


The activity was funded and organized by High Valued Crops Development Program (HVCDP), DA-CAR together with the Provincial Agriculture Office of Benguet Province, City Veterinary and Agriculture Office of Baguio City.


FPA-CAR is committed to continually support the training on GAP. This is part of strengthening the campaign of the Agency to educate the farmers on the safe and effective use of agricultural inputs. ###


Written by: Rowena F. Billig | Published: 15 July 2022

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