Or­ganic Fest gen­er­ates P350,000 on first day

Sun Star Bacolod - - Front Page -

THE 13th Ne­gros Is­land Or­ganic Farm­ers Fes­ti­val had a to­tal sale of P350,687.75 on its open­ing day on Wed­nes­day, ac­cord­ing to the fes­ti­val com­mit­tee.

The to­tal amount in­cludes the gen­er­ated in­come from the dif­fer­ent booths and ex­hibits at the Pro­vin­cial Capi­tol grounds

in Ba­colod City.

Fresh farm prod­ucts recorded the high­est sales amount­ing to P198,257; oth­ers were plants/herbs – P22,595; pro­cessed prod­ucts – P96,066.75; en­vi­ron­ment­friendly hand­i­crafts – P4,055; agri-in­puts – P2,635; food sales – P24,734; and other cer­ti­fied or­ganic prod­ucts – P2,345; and other ser­vices – P7,225.

The four-day event high­lights the show­case of or­ganic prod­ucts and byprod­ucts, as well as sus­tain­able in­no­va­tions and tech­nolo­gies prac­ticed by dif­fer­ent or­ganic farmer-pro­duc­ers and or­ganic ad­vo­cates.

This year’s theme is “Or­ganic Agri­cul­ture: The Green­ing of Ne­gros Is­land.”/pr

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