Negros Occidental Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino is inviting more investors in the agriculture sector of the province to help local farmers improve their productivity and support their campaign for an aggressive and market-driven agriculture in the province.
Masculino said yesterday more investments are needed for the Negrense farmers to be more productive, as they are now pushing for a market-driven agriculture.
Market-driven agriculture, he said, is a kind of farming where farmers will produce or supply the demand of the market or its needs. This market refers to restaurants and food establishments in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, he said.
P10M animal hub readied
for 2018 Panaad Festival
The Provincial Veterinary Office is eyeing the construction of the P10 million Negros First Animal Hub within this year to be one of the highlights of the silver celebration of the Panaad sa Negros Festival at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City,April next year.
Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena said yesterday that the construction of the new facility at the Panaad Park is now open for bidders and will start within this year.
The Negros First Animal Hub will be a venue for training and capacity building of livestock raisers, as well as a display area for live animals and meat, and dairy and poultry products for sale, he said.
MassKara kiosks Sept. 15
Application for kiosk operations at the Bacolod Public Plaza and the Bacolod City Government Center grounds will begin September 15 on a first-come, first-served basis, a city government press release said yesterday.
The Silver MassKara Festival Organization (SMFO), organizer of the festival, will start accepting applicants at 8:30 a.m. at the MassKara Office at the San Juan side of the plaza, Ma. Carmen Vasquez, assistant festival director for Marketing and Festival Sites, said.
The rates at the plaza are: San Juan side—P17,000, Gonzaga side—P15,000, and Gatuslao side—P14,000, the press release said.