DA supports farm e-cab project
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Officials and personnel of the Department of Agriculture (DA) for Central Luzon attended the opening of One Farmvest Franchise Corporation this September 20th held in Barangay Suampang Matanda, City of Malolos, Bulacan.
One Farmvest is a private corporation focused on the production and transportation of quality vegetable seedlings, mushrooms and conducting training on agricultural crops production.
The corporation will be led by their Managing Director Luis D. Bausa, who is the owner of Bausa Integrated Farm from San Ildefonso, Bulacan.
This corporation will be the partner of the Department of Agriculture for Central Luzon in delivering fresh, affordable and safe food and will help achieve food security in the country.
Along with the opening of the corporation, there was a soft launching of their One Farmvest E-cab or electric scooter carrying various agricultural products which is an initiative aimed at helping farmers to sell their products; make cheap products accessible to consumers and provide employment to those in need.
Bausa said there will be no waste in the project. "If it is not sold, it will be returned to us and we will process it. Before it rots it can be made into compost or fertilizer. It should be zero waste and it has a solar panel so it doesn't emit smoke", said Bausa.
The launching was attended by the Supervising Agriculturist of the Regulatory Division Marilyn Velarde; Agriculturist ll from DA- Bureau of Plant Industry Samuel Fontanilla; Bulacan Vice Governor Alex Castro; and staff from the Provincial Agriculture Office; Department of Trade and Industry and; Department of Science and Technology.
One of the requirements for the farmer to be able to supply produce is having Philippine Good Agricultural Practices (PhilGAP) certification to ensure the safety of food, the farmer, the environment and the consumer.
Velarde said it is a good opportunity to spread PhilGAP especially in the province of Bulacan and produce quality and safe food for consumers.
Fontanilla said there are opportunities in the market of PhilGAP certified products and what it brings to the people.