Weekly ‘Farmers’ Kapihan’

THE weekly “Farmers’ Kahipan” will be launched on Sunday, September 15, starting at 6 a.m. at the reception area of May’s Organic Garden in Barangay Pahanocoy, Bacolod City.

The activity, which will be hosted by RU Foundry and Machine Shop Corp (RUFMSC), will not require membership, and will be a gathering of those who may want to share and learn insights from each other, and who are willing to share their hard-earned experiences to the youth who will become “the country’s next generation of farmers.”

Even how hardworking the farmers are in Negros Occidental, they still need our support more than ever, says Ramon Uy Sr. of RUFMSC.

Since the province of Negros Occidental is classified as agricultural and has the potential to become the country’s Food Basket, there is a need to keep up with theemerging agricultural trends.

RUFMSC’s Uy Sr. believes that this will be a perfect venue to discuss the future of the agricultural sector in the province.

He says the “Farmers’ Kapihan” will be regularly held every Sunday starting from the initial launch this week, and will be “free of charge” where organic coffee and native delicacies will be served to the participants – our resilient and hardworking farmers.

As part of the event, there will be open discussions, technology sharing, and other topics which will benefit the local farmers, particularly those living in the rural areas.

Resource persons and experts coming from the different sectors in the province, like the Central Philippines State University (CPSU) headed by its president Dr. Aladino C. Moraca,are expected to share the farming technologies they have developed.

Other government officials are also expected to attend the gathering to promote the projects and interventions of the provincial government of Negros Occidental under the new leadership of Governor Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson.

There will also be a showroom where “applied” organic farming technologies can be observed and new agricultural machinery can be seen.

Uy Sr. is also requesting the farmers to regularly attend the weekly gathering where they can display their produce free of charge, and offer them to the public at reasonable prices.

Other stakeholders are also welcome to attend the event in order to help the marginalized farmers in the province to become resilient, productive, and abreast with the ever-changing developments in the agricultural sector.