SOA: Learning the Organic Way of Farming

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Mr. Eleno Papa received his awards as one of the outstanding graduate of SOA on OA during the culmination program.

Mr. Eleno Papa received his awards as one of the outstanding graduate of SOA on OA during the culmination program.

PAGADIAN CITY - Organic vegetable production has a potential role in fighting malnutrition. Studies show that vegetables are grown on low soil fertility absorb the low levels of plant nutrients due to deficiency on certain nutrients. Consumption of vegetables which are poorly grown cannot solve malnutrition, especially among children. That's why this School-on-the Air (SOA) on Organic Vegetable Production was conducted to lessen malnutrition issues in the whole country.

One of the modules that were included in the program was the techniques in organic fertilizer preparation and application. With this, people can already produce their own food without worrying. They can assure that it is a naturally grown vegetable.

One of the outstanding graduates, Mrs. Constancia Descallar said, “I am very happy that because of this program I have enriched my knowledge on farming.”

It is one of the hassle-free programs that have lots of benefits, especially to those people who rarely have the chance to attend different kinds of seminars or training in the field of agriculture.

During the culmination activity, some of the participants received assorted vegetable seeds from the Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office IX (DA-FO IX) and some received transistor radios. The participants assured that they would still continue to apply all their learnings in their own garden.

This program was aired through RMN-DXPR 103 Pagadian, from May 31, 2018 – August 31, 2019, and officially culminated last November 26, 2019, at Capitol Covered Court, Capitol Compound, Sto. Niño, Pagadian City. This is in partnership with DA-RFO IX, DA-LGU Pagadian City, and RMN-DXPR 103 Pagadian.