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Philippines: Department of Agriculture to turn military idle lands into vegetable farms

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She added that it will also showcase small-scale food production model in camps for the households and communities to replicate, purposely to promote family food security.

By Philippine News Agency
Manila Bulletin
Feb 6, 2017

Excerpt:

“We will teach our military men the technologies on vegetable production and also showcase their farm to encourage neighboring communities to go into vegetable farming,” Oñate said.

Representatives from various Infantry Battalions (IB) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Davao region already participated in the orientation and hands-on training on vegetable production conducted by the DA-11.

The members of the AFP tried bagging of soil (vermicast, garden soil, and burned rice hull) as part of their hands-on training and a field tour at the vegetable production area at the City Agriculture Office in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

They were also given bag of seeds by DA-11 as their starter kits for the establishment of the Gulayan sa Kampo.

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