Producing our own foods for consumption is one of the best ways to improve a healthy life. However, not all people love farming and some do not have an idea/knowledge to start their own farm, which is one of the down realities we cannot deny.
Today, most of the ingredients found in our kitchens were bought from the market, some were from our neighbors, and only a few were from their own garden. Most people do not even give importance to their foods and have wasted a lot of it every day. They don’t even know what kind of effort the farmer has exerted just to have a good harvest, which is really bothersome.
To minimize this kind of situation, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center IX have conducted School-on-the Air program on Organic Vegetable production. The program aims to promote the traditional way of farming through listening to a radio program and at the same time, reaching the people who reside from far away barangays which are seldom reached by other government offices.
During the culmination program, Ms. Remie Ann Eugenio, one of the outstanding graduate said, “Malaki po aking pasasalamat sa ATI sa School-on-the Air on Organic Vegetable Production na program. Marami po akong natutunan sa programang ito. Isa po dito ay ang pag gawa ng mga organikong fertilizers at pesticides na malaking tulong po para sa aming mga tanim. At iba pang mga pamamaraan sa pagtanim ng mga organikong gulay”.
The program was aired through DXRZ 900 kHz in Zamboanga City by our resource persons, Ms. Merida P. Garcia, Mr. Jesus Basilio, and Mr. Antonio J. Magsino, Jr. It culminated last August 30, 2018, at Municipal Gym, Culianan District, Zamboanga City and has a total of five hundred forty six (546) participants coming from the different district of Zamboanga City. The participants were composed of rural based organization (RBO), farmers, students, and agricultural extension workers (AEW).
The program was made possible through the efforts of Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Unit IX, DA-LGU of Zamboanga City, and DXRZ 900 kHz Management.