16 individuals complete ASD training in Tublay, Benguet

Written by : Rowena F. Billig |  Published: 26 March 2024




BENGUET | March 14, 2024 – To educate farmers and cooperative members on the safe handling and effective use of agricultural inputs, the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) served as a resource speaker in the Accredited Safety Dispenser (ASD) training conducted in partnership with Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) - Benguet, at Kilo, Acop, Caponga, Tublay, Benguet on March 12-13, 2024.


Regional Officer (RO) Rogelio B. Tanguid and Provincial Officer (PO) Rowena F. Billig discussed the rules and regulations on licensing, product registration, and safe handling practices of fertilizers and pesticides. Topics covered included reading labels, insecticide resistance management, proper storage, handling, and pesticide poisoning prevention.


During the occasion, FPA Deputy Executive Director for Fertilizer, Dr. Myer Mula, emphasized the importance of enforcing FPA mandates to ensure the quality of fertilizers, particularly focusing on the correct weight of fertilizer bags. Mr. Edward Calapatia, Senior Agriculturist from the Field Operations Coordinating Unit (FOCU), also highlighted the significance of monitoring fertilizer distribution to maintain quality standards.


DAR-Benguet identified and organized the Binnadang Agrarian Reform Cooperative (BARC) as their conduit for the agrarian reform beneficiaries in the locality. The BARC identified the marketing of agricultural inputs as one of their projects under the Sustainable Livelihood Assistance under one of the DAR's special projects.


A total of sixteen (16) participants composed of farmers, officers, and members of said cooperative attended the training. ###


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