Tabanda goes to Japan for veggie training-A A +A
Sunday, September 22, 2013
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Mayor Edna Tabanda is on a 10-day official travel to Japan in a bid to promote safe vegetables.
Tabanda has been invited by the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC) to attend training on safe vegetables from rich soil from September 22 until 28 with other Benguet representatives as part of the official delegation.
JAEC project manager Ryoji Sakamoto has invited the chief executive with representatives from Tublay as well as key officials from the agriculture sector here.
The weeklong training is part of the JAEC advocacy on safe produce for areas into heavy production.
The program has been launched in the province in 2007 and is done in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica).
The Japanese organizations have made the Valley as a pilot site and now covers all 13 municipalities with the expansion members of the cooperative may now study the agriculture of Japan through an exchange program.
One of the goals of the international organization is for technology development for organic-based vegetable production.
Over P1.2 million has been infused by the Japanese non-government organization for the project, which has expanded to eight more areas in the province.
In Japan composting is done by all farmers, which reduces waste as well as create clean soil safe for vegetables creating a market for the healthier organic crops which he wants to replicate for the province.
Tabanda said the weeklong program will be beneficial to the Valley in terms of technology as well as how to utilize agriculture in the area.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 23, 2013.