19 Farmers finish Livestock School
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) – Nineteen farmer-beneficiaries, successfully completed the seven-week Farmers Livestock School (FLS) on the Establishment and Maintenance/Management of Pasture/Grazing Area using Forage Legume Strata conducted by the City Government in partnership with the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 8.
The farmers who are beneficiaries of the Livestock Dispersal Program of the City Veterinary Office (CVO) received certificates of Participation on Wednesday, October 10 at the Tacloban City Training Center, Kanhuraw Hill from City Veterinarian Dr. Eunice Alcantara, DA Representative Dr. Mera Marie Enriquez and Executive Assistant Teofila Brosas.
Held at the City Hall Extension Office in Barangay Santo Niῆo, the free training started last August 30 and culminated on October 4.
According to CVO Chief Dr. Alcantara the activity was held as part of the Goat Raising Project of the local government and had lectures on grazing and planting of pasture crops, and actual farm demonstrations. Farming techniques which makes use of limited farming area were also taught the farmers who represented four Farmers’ Association from the North of Tacloban.
The initiative – the latest in the livelihood generation efforts of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez, is in preparation for the eventual establishment of an Agri-Eco Tourism Site in Tacloban North; a priority project of the LGU aimed at focusing development in the Northern part of the City, disclosed Alcantara. – Henry James G. Roca, Photo by Mario Papuran/CIO