PARTICIPATING upland and coastal farmers associations in Negros Occidental have initially generated almost P55,000 in sales at the ongoing People’s Organization (PO) Product Selling at the Provincial Capitol grounds in Bacolod City.
Luisa Tutor, senior environmental management specialist of the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO), yesterday, June 19, said the amount was generated by 20 organizations on the opening day of the activity, on Monday.
“We expect to have higher sales in the coming days,” Tutor said, reiterating that the activity is also aimed at providing local farmers the venue to generate more income.
The product selling, which will run until June 30, is in line with the 26th Provincial Environment Week celebration.
Participating POs are assisted by the PEMO through various programs like the Integrated Social Forestry Program (ISFP), which is aimed at helping farmers alleviate their status of living while promoting protection and conservation of the environment.
The two-week product selling activity showcases a wide variety of locally and naturally grown agriculture and fishery products.
“The activity is in support of the PEMO’s vision of achieving a healthy environment, empowered communities and sustainable economic growth,” Tutor earlier said.