City eyes organic farm, agri training center
THE city government of Davao eyes to develop an organic farm and agriculture training center in Malagos.
Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte Carpio, in her State of the City Address (Soca) last Thursday, bared that she seeks the development of an organic farm and agriculture training center that will showcase how-to’s and other Do-it-Yourself’s on organic farming to inspire current and future farmers.
“As the project inspires visitors to engage in farming, the center shall house the city’s own training center catering to agribusiness enthusiasts as well as basic education to K-12 agriculture learners. It is envisioned to draw
not only learners but agri-tourists as well, which shall showcase the abundance and vibrance of the city’s agriculture sector,” she said.
Duterte-Carpio also wants Dabawenyos to turn into urban container gardening and nurture organic produce with Davao City Rooftop garden as model.
“The Davao City Rooftop Garden in the City Hall Annex building serves as the model set up for the urban container gardening movement to promote urban organic farming as a scheme to guarantee food and environmental safety as well as reduce expenses through application of organic fertilizers. We would like to teach people to plant even without backyards so that they may have food on hand which would mean savings to their grocery budget,” she said.