LILOY, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE | August 25, 2022 – FPA Region 9 conducted information drive to around 80 farmers who attended the Farmers Day celebration organized by the LGU of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte on August 16, 2022. The activity aims to educate the farmers on the different programs under the Department of Agriculture including the Balanced Fertilization Strategy (BFS).


Mr. Dionn Bohol, FPA Provincial Officer, encouraged the participants to continue producing quality harvest through the effective and safe use of FPA registered agricultural inputs. He also informed them of the reasons behind high prices of fertilizers, which was observed to be their primary concern during the activity.


He suggested the application of BFS as an effective alternative to acquiring plant nutrients by not solely relying on inorganic fertilizers to lessen production cost.


“BFS applies the concept of 4Rs in fertilization: Right Source, Right Placement, Right Amount, and Right Rate to help enhance soil health and productivity, prevent the decline in soil fertility, and improve fertilizer availability and costs,” Bohol explained.


Culminating the activity was the distribution of farm inputs (knapsack Sprayers, fertilizers, and seeds), and trade fair of local agri products, among others.


Also present during the activity were Center Dir. Alicia Rose Nebreja of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Region 9, Zanorte Mr. George Vallente from APCO, Mr. Ronaldo Barote of the Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO), a representative from the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC), Hon. Feliciano Bolando of the Committee Chairman on Agriculture, Agricultural Pesticide Company (TagChem Dragon) and Animal Veterinary and Feed Companies.


The Agri Trade Fair Week was held from August 15- 22, 2022 in celebration of the 71st Araw ng Liloy. ###

Written by: Dionn Mark M. Bohol | Published: 26 August 2022

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