(Capitol photo)
(Capitol photo)

Negros Occidental bids to host IFOAM Organic World Congress 2027

NEGROS Occidental Governor Bong Lacson attended as a guest of honor at the opening of the 6th Organic Asia Congress, in the Municipality of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte, yesterday, as the province bids to host the IFOAM Organic World Congress 2027.

The event is organized by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) Asia and the Municipal Government of Kauswagan.

It is one of the biggest international events for sustainable farming and organic agriculture, attended by experts and advocates of organic agriculture in the world, which aims to continue to discuss major trends and activities in the promotion of organic food production and organic agriculture not only in the Philippines but throughout the world.

Gov. Lacson said that as a primarily agricultural province and as the Sugar Bowl of the Philippines, developing agriculture and uplifting the lives of farmers are among the main and important thrusts of the present administration in the Province of Negros Occidental.

“By hosting the IFOAM Organic World Congress, we can showcase our achievements, share our knowledge, and learn from others who are equally passionate about organic farming, inspire others and encourage the adoption of organic practices worldwide,” he said.

He also said that Bacolod City Mayor Albee Benitez and the district representatives of the province have signified their support for the bid.

According to the governor, the Congress will serve as a catalyst for strengthening the organic agriculture sector and provide a platform for networking, business opportunities, and forging partnerships among stakeholders.

Gov. Lacson also received a Plaque of Recognition from IFOAM in recognition of Negros Occidental’s promotion of sustainable organic agriculture.

The 6th Organic Asia Congress, which also holds trade and exhibits will run until June 10, 2023 at the Kauswagan International Organic Convention Center in the Province of Lanao del Norte. (PR)

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