Zamboanga del Norte is eyed to contribute attainment of the Philippines’ 2020 Cacao Challenge to increase cacao production and position as cacao beans supplier in the world.
Planning specialist Cerenio Tila revealed this to participants in the recently conducted Consultative Workshop on the Institutionalization of Inter-Agency Support to Cacao Industry Development in line with the implementation of the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Commodity Investment Plan (PCIP) held in Dipolog City.
The Philippine ORGANIC ACT of 2010.
RA 10068 -signed on 6 April 2010 -published on 18 June 2010
IMPLEMENTING RULES & REGULATIONS NOAB (created under EO 481) approved on 04 Oct 2010 -Published in Phil. Daily Inquirer and The Daily Tribune on 21 March 2011
What is Organic Agriculture?
-Is a production system that sustain the health of soils, ecosystem and people.
-It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the used of inputs with adverse effects.
-Organic combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.
…at least 5% of total agriculture areas devoted to organic farming;
…Philippine organic products are commercially supported locally and internationally
a) Policy formulation on regulation, registration, accreditation, certification, labelling;
b) Research, development and extension;
c) Promotion and encouragement of the establishment of facilities, equipment and processing plants;
d) Implementation of organic agriculture programs and activities