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Training on Commercial Production of High-value Crops in Rizal

05 August 2013

PHILIPPINES - A season-long training for farmers on the commercial production of high-value crops, particularly, vegetables and short-term fruits, was launched recently at the University of Rizal System (URS), Tanay Campus.

The project, a public and private partnership (PPP) between the Rizal provincial government, URS, the SM Foundation, Inc. (SMFI), and Harbest Agritech aims to support the food security and livelihood program of the provincial government.

Dr Reynaldo Bonita, provincial agriculturist, said the program aspires to help farmers by introducing new agricultural technologies they can use to improve the quality and marketability of their products particularly high valuable crops like vegetables and fruits.

He added that participating farmers will undergo hands-on planting activities to give them a chance to integrate the learning they obtained in the seminar.

Started on 12 July and ending on 18 October this year, the training is composed of 12 sessions tackling vegetable farming, seed farming, trellising, plant nutrition, water management, identifying common pests, diseases in vegetables, farming accounting principle, the use of green houses, and harvesting of vegetables.

The training will conclude in an organized Harvest Festival showcasing produce of farmer-participants, games and market matching and graduation on 18 October at SM City Taytay.

The Rizal provincial government under the leadership of Governor Ynares is committed in helping the farmers from Ri

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