The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) underscores the importance of farming in the community as well as the important role of women in the agricultural sector.
Officer-in-Charge of the PCC at West Visayas State University (PCC@WVSU) emphasized the undeniable contribution of women to move agriculture-based communities, such as those involved in dairying, toward achieving social and economic progress.
He said this during the celebration of the “2nd Semana Sang Mangunguma 2020”, an initiative launched by the local government unit of Calinog and the Department of Agriculture.
This was a collaborative activity of PCC@WVSU and CAF-AGRI Cooperative. It aims to promote organic farming and farmers’ organic produce with the theme “Kauswagan handumon, palibot tatapon, organiko nga panguma talupangdon, dagaya nga ani aton maanghon, seguridad sa pagkaon maagom!”.
The theme highlighted the role of organic farming in ushering progressive communities toward sustainable agriculture and food security.
The occasion coincided with the celebration of March as the National Women’s Month.
A total of 350 one-liter bottles of flavored milk were distributed to the cooperatives and farmers’ associations in attendance.