Caraga State University led by Dr. Joanna B. Cuenca with some key officials Dr. Luisito I. Tabada, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Rolando N. Paluga, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Danilo A. Gaas, Director, Resource Generation, and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) headed by Dean Tomas M. Austral, supported the Department of Agriculture in the celebration of the 10th National Vegetable Congress.
CSU wholeheartedly supports the organic farming and the greening program of the government. The university believes in strengthening and sustaining safe and quality vegetable production amidst the climate change.
CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources faculty who are experts in the field with Dean Austral also attended the convention at the Balanghai Hotel. CSU with the Department of Agriculture and other partner agencies PVIDB, CHIVECCI, USAID Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM), Regional Agriculture and Fishery Council (RAFC), DTI, DAR, LGU- Butuan City Agriculture, Dept. of Tourism, Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Phils. (AGAP), and Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Agusan del Norte has forged the 10th National Vegetable Congress Resolution as follows:
RESOLUTION URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES CONCERNED TO STRICTLY IMPLEMENT QUARATINE PROCEDURES IN ALL IMPORTATION OF VEGETABLES AND THAT THE ENFORCEMENT OF PHYTO SANITARY AND QUARANTINE PROCEDURES SHOULD START IN THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND OTHER CONCERNED AGENCIES AND SUPPORT INSTITUTIONS TO ENHANCE ACCESS TO CREDIT BY SMALL VEGETABLE FARMERS
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND ITS ATTACHED AGENCIES, AND UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES AT LOS BAÑOS (UPLB) TO FACILITATE THE COMPREHENSIVE TRAINERS TRAINING ON VEGETABLE PRODUCTION (Good Agricultural Practices, Sustaining Farming System, and other Relevant Intervention Amidst our Climatic Condition)
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ALLOCATE FUNDS IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF COMPLETE DEMO FARM IN THE CONDUCT OF ORGANIC FARMING SYSTEM IN LUZON, VISAYAS AND MINDANAO ON TOP OF THE EXISTING DEMO FARM CONDUCT BY EACH REGIONAL FIELD UNITS
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE THROUGH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM OF THE GOVERNMENT TO FUND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PVIDB’S ONE- STOP-SHOP AGRI-TRADING CENTER IN STRATEGIC AREAS IN THE ISLANDS OF LUZON, VISAYAS AND MINDANAO
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO FINANCE THE PHILIPPINE VEGETABLE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT BOARD (PVIDB) QUARTERLY MEETING
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ALLOCATE ONE MILLION PESOS TO SUPPORT THE NATIONAL VEGETABLE CONGRESS ANNUALLY
RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THAT THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT OF THE RAFC ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES TO SIT IN THE NATIONAL MARKETING UMBRELLA REPRESENTING THE PHILIPPINE VEGETABLE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT BOARD
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ALLOCATE FUNDS FOR CONDUCTING A PRODUCTION AND MARKETING SURVEY ON THE VOLUME OF HIGH VALUE VEGETABLE CROPS AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ALLOCATE FUNDS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CARAGA CROPS CONSOLIDATION CENTER FOR ORGANICALLY GROWN CROPS IN THE REGION.
Meanwhile Dr. Tomas M. Austral with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources faculty are focused on the upcoming launch of an Organic Agricultural Training Center, slated middle of August. The total project cost runs to Php. 11,000, 000,00 with the Department of Agriculture BAR granting us an amount of Php. 10,000,000,00 and CSU’s counterpart of Php. 1,000,000,00.
The establishment of organic agriculture training center provides students, farmers, indigenous people and other stakeholders a venue for trainings, seminars, and workshop. Training in organic agriculture activities is important to students and farmers. It will enhance, develop, and improve its capacity resulting in efficiency and increasing productivity. With the existing Organic Act, there is a need to disseminate and promote farming practices with up to date skills in organic farming approach.
The organic agriculture training center will also showcase agricultural products from organically grown crops and livestock. Hence farmers are more motivated to practice and produce organically grown agricultural products that will contribute to the healthy well-being of the community. piaea/tma