Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Composting machine helps farmers in Bacolod

Senator Cynthia Villar cuts the ribbon
of the composting machine
The composting machine is a big help to the farmers here.

Senator Cynthia Villar recently turned over the farm equipment to the city government of Bacolod, as it is a part of her advocacy on solid waste management.

Villar said that the composting machine will help the farmers increase their income while, at the same time, promote organic farming in the community.

The senator said that the composting machine will produce quality organic fertilizers and feeds out of kitchen waste.

She said that the farm equipment will also teach the farmers produce their own input. She added this is a step towards the realization on the modern farming vision of the Department of Agriculture.

Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, disclosed that DA had already donated eight composting machines to different cities in the country.

During her recent visit on the potential tourism farms in the province, Villar said she was “happy and impressed” by the farmers’ creativity and entrepreneurial skills.

Meanwhile, Ma. FeTresfuentes, executive assistant for solid waste management, said the composting machine will be placed either at the Office of the City Agriculture in Barangay Alijis, or at the sanitary landfill in Barangay Felisa.

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