September 29, 2023

For the whole month of May, the City Veterinary and Agriculture Office will conduct the 2023 Agri-Tourism Trade Fair at the Igorot Garden to link urban farmers and fisherfolk to markets and partnerships leading to sustainable livelihood promotions.

CVAO head Dr. Silardo Bested said the event is pursuant to Ordinance 35, s. 2018, which institutionalized the Urban Farmers and Fisherfolk’s Month every May to focus on the invaluable contributions of farmers and fisherfolk in achieving food security and nation building.

Eligible exhibitors of the activity include civil society organizations, accredited farmer cooperatives and associations, and individual famers and fisherfolk registered in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture.

Slated activities at the Igorot Garden are small animal and pet expo on May 1 to 7; food expo-cum-rabbit meat cooking contest, May 8 to 14; farmer’s processed products and fresh produce expo, May 15 to 24; and ornamental plants, seedlings and culinary herbs expo on May 25 to 31. – Gaby B. Keith