PALO, Leyte – The farmers in one of the Leyte towns are now producing organic agricultural products amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a report from the Office of the Governor said.
Leyte Governor Petilla said that his office has extended financial assistance to a group of 27 farmers in Barangay Cambinoy, Palompon town five years ago who were into organic vegetable production.
Petilla added that his office has also extended training, technical assistance, and agricultural supplies to the association like vegetable seeds and organic fertilizers, a flagships program of the Leyte province for countryside economic development.
He also said that his office has extended assistance to the association register in any registering agency of the government to attain the juridical personality of the association and be able to transact legally with any government and private entity.
The governor further said that the group of farmers are now selling their products in the nearby communities and even to Tacloban City.
Petilla is encouraging farmers to engage in organic farming considering that organically produce products have high demand and command a better price. (RESTITUTO A. CAYUBIT)