Lantapan, Bukidnon--- With Bukidnon touted as the "Food Basket of Mindanao", people from all walks of life would always had their fill of farm produce as they buy fresh veggies and all-natural processed goods from ATI-assisted farms and farmer partners. Case in point is the famed Binahon Agroforestry Farm (BAFF) in Lantapan, Bukidnon.
Recently, BAFF owner and cooperator Henry S. Binahon adds another recognition of outstanding achievement by winning the 2019 Excellence in Ecology and Economy Awards.
As adjudged by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Mr. Binahon and family will grace the awarding ceremony at the Manila Hotel on October 16, 2019. PCCI is an agency of the Philippine government under the Office of the President of the Philippines with more than ten advocacies, with some ranging from Agriculture, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Tourism.
BAFF started in 1992 with an area of 2.75 hectares. With the concerted efforts of power couple Henry and Perla, the farm today has a total area of 8 hectares, 40% of which is devoted to carrot production and seedling propagation. Son and daughter Henry Mark and Pearl are being groomed by the couple to have a hand in running the farm.
BAFF continues to promote sustainable agriculture through agroforestry system and help the community by engaging them into business. Having attained success in farming, BAFF’s mission is to develop more farmers to become successful without harming the environment.
Mr. Binahon is the current National Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) President and Learning Site for Agriculture (LSA) President of Region-X.