CABADBARAN CITY. As part of the intervention to the Indigenous People (IP), the training on Organic Agriculture for Indigenous Peoples was conducted on June 19 – 21, 2019 at Social Hall, Cabadbaran City.
The training aimed to enhance the participants’ knowledge, skills and attitude, and to learn the importance of Organic Agriculture as well as its benefits and its sustainability.
Mr. Oscar Tuyor, an organic farming practitioner discussed the Nature Farming Technology System (NFTS). He encouraged the participants to participate the actual demonstration and preparation of different concoctions and to be presented by group for the final output.
Some 31 participants attended the training and underwent hands-on demonstration using the different organic concoctions like Indigenous Micro Organism (IMO), Fermented Plant and Fruit Juices, Fish Amino Acid (FFA), CalPhos and Oriental Herbal Nutrients (OHN).
Among the topics discussed include the basic principle of organic agriculture and the legal basis of RA 8371 known as the Indigenous People Rights Act that recognizes, respects and protects the rights of Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) and mandates to preserve and develop their cultures, traditions, and institutions. The participants also got to know the rules and regulations under RA 10068 or the Organic Agriculture Act.