KABAYAN, BENGUET | April 13, 2022 – As part of the month-long celebration of the 13th Eco-Agri Tourism and Bindiyan Festival, the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) collaborated with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Kabayan, Benguet to conduct an alternative Accredited Safety Dispenser (ASD) training at Pine Cone Lodge Function Hall, Palenas, Poblacion, Kabayan on April 12, 2022. Inocencio Bernard, the GAP focal person of the Office of the Benguet Provincial Agriculturist, gave a lecture on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) during the training. A total of 44 Benguet farmers benefited from the training.


Regional Officer (RO) Rogelio Tanguid and Provincial Officer (PO) Rowena Billig represented the FPA CAR team. Municipal Agriculturist Geofrey B. Binaliw of the Office of the Municipal Agriculture led the LGU team (OMAg). In addition, the VALAP Incorporated contributed to the activity by providing fertilizer samples and prizes that were raffled off before the session ended.


Four (4) associations were convinced to push through with their businesses and expected to comply with the documentary requirements before the end of the month. At the same time, two (2) individuals who had been inspected last March were to complete applications before the month ends.


The LGU expressed its desire to invite FPA again for the festival next year since the municipality’s farming industry has been growing exponentially. The officials also showed their interest in attending since they realized that the topics were crucial for farmers complying with the food safety act.



Written by:  Rowena Billig| Published: 13 April 2022

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