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Negros Occidental hosts Agriculture Congress

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Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday welcomed participants and guests to the 9th Regional Organic Agriculture Congress, during the opening program held at the Negros Residences in Bacolod City.

Agriculture Undersecretary Zamzamin Ampatuan, DA Regional Executive Director Dennis Arpia, National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP) Director Bernadette San Juan, representatives of various local government units and national government agencies, as well as organic stakeholders attended the activity.

The congress seeks to optimize the sustainability and interdependency of the agriculture sector and the environment, as well as provide a venue for sharing and learning on the best practices in organic agriculture in the region, including the latest advancements and marketing strategies.

The exhibit booth at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central Fiesta Market, was officially opened after the opening program.

Lacson said that Western Visayas has always been one of the top performers in organic agriculture.

He added that the dedication of organic agriculture stakeholders and partners is not only commendable but vital for the economic development of the region, the well-being of communities, and mitigating the destruction of the environment.

The congress is themed, Kabuhayang OA (Organic Agriculture), Kinabukasang OK, a press statement from the provincial government Public Information Office said.*

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