TACLOBAN CITY- The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center VIII of the Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Bureau of Soils and Water Management is conducting a series of hands-on activity on the Capacity Enchantment for the Operations of Composting Facilities for Biodegradable Wastes (CFBW) here in Tacloban City.
The blended learning approach training which started with a two-day lecture held last March 8 and 9 is participated by representatives from different LGUs in Region 8.
Each participant is to undergo a Face-to-face Hands-on/Demonstration for one day at the Tacloban City Materials Recovery Facility being operated by the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO). Said face-to-face demo which is limited to only 16 participants per day, in the observance of COVID-19 health protocols, runs from March 10-19.
Meanwhile, CENRO who has been a big part in the success of organic vegetable gardening in some areas in the city, particularly in the northern barangays, was chosen to be a resource person/office of the said training/practicum; the Department head Mr. Jonathan R. Hijada facilitates the demonstration himself.
The city government of Tacloban through CENRO is glad to be an instrument in the spread of the proper operations of Composting Facilities for Biodegradable Waste (CFBW) throughout the region.
“We hope that the technique and experiences that we have shared in this training shall be replicated or may be improved by the participating LGUs in their respective areas, thereby promoting organic farming systems,” says Hijada.(TACLOBAN CITY INFORMATION OFFICE)