One municipal head who is really serious about propagating organic farming in his town is Mayor Leoncio “Jun” Evasco of Maribojoc, Bohol. We met him at an organic agriculture presentation at the Natural Farming Institute in Panabo City last March 19.
The presentation was attended by the head of the Agricultural Training Institute, officials of TESDA, Department of Trade and Industry executives, farmers, Davao City officials, and other stakeholders.
Mayor Evasco is in the process of setting up the facilities for a demo farm and training center for organic agriculture in Brgy. Bayacaba, Maribojoc. He has already planted 10 kinds of grasses and several leguminous shrubs on two hectares that will be used as feed for the farm animals. The buildings for housing goats and pigs, offices, and other facilities are already up. A fermentation house where the fermented juices of fruits, vegetables, and other plants will be processed for use in organic farming is being constructed. He says training will start in the middle of this year when everything is ready.