Samal empowers women farmers
ISLAND Garden City of Samal -- The local government unit of Samal Island recently gathered 161 women farmers throughout the island during the City Rural Improvement Club (RIC) Achievement and Recognition Day in a bid to empower them and give recognition to the important role they play in agriculture.
The event was spearheaded by the City Agriculture Office on November 29, 2017 at Samal Gymnasium and centered on the theme, “Empowering Rural Women in Sustainable Agriculture”.
The RIC Achievement and Recognition Day aims to bring about effective involvement and participation of rural women and develop their leadership and potentials towards home and community improvement.
“We recognize the talents of women farmers to prepare them in the incoming Provincial Level Competition,” said City Farm Home Resource Management Coordinator Ordiz Joy Dela Madrid.
“We also encourage them to have a backyard garden so they will not have any problem in finding food to eat. Hence, we gave each of them free seedlings of various kinds of vegetables,” she added.
Among the highlights of the event were the competition on Cooking of Pinakbet, Pinaka Nindot Na Gulayan Sa Grupo Ni Nanay, and Ginang RIC 2017. Barangay Guilon RIC group won most of the competitions. Prizes and certificate of Participation were given to the winners while non-winners received consolation prizes.
Participants for Pinaka Nindot Na Gulayan Sa Grupo Ni Nanay underwent trainings in proper planting of vegetables at the same time they were given free vegetable seedlings. Each group are required to have three hundred square meters area to plant. Noreen M. San Luis/Samal Info