BONTOC, Mountain Province – In a significant move towards promoting sustainable agriculture, the local government unit through the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMAG), has distri-buted free-range chicks to 53 organic agriculture practitioners.
Assistant Municipal Agriculturist Catherine Agcon said 530 free-range chicks were distributed to the beneficiaries du-ring the turnover on Nov. 10 at the Municipal Capitol.
The program aims to support and encourage organic farming practices in the municipality as well as to contribute to the development of a more eco-friendly and resilient local agriculture sector.
Mayor Jerome Tudlong, Jr. highlighted the importance of organic farming practices to the development of a more eco-friendly local agriculture.
The continuing support to local farmers is aligned with the current administration’s roadmap, “Enlangakha: Achieving the vision for a dynamic Bontoc,” with empowering communities as one of its pillars which involves the enhancement of the community’s knowledge and skills, along with the initiation of income-generating livelihood projects. – Aprilyn Pangesban and Christy Mae C. Pangesfan