Philippines: Imus launches organic urban farming project


Mayor Emmanuel Leonard Maliksi led Friday the launching of the Organic Urban Farming project in Imus, Cavite

City Information Officer Jay Saquilayan said they will implement organic farming in public idle lands, with an area of 400 square meters and up

By Anthony Giron
Manila Bulletin
Oct 5, 2018


Organic Urban Farming is a method or practice that involves growing and nurturing crops without the use of pesticides and, synthetic based fertilizers, among others, in a village city or town.

The CBF Farm is one of those areas that have introduced organic farming in the city.

“There is nothing impossible with organic farming in the areas as long as there is will in everyone,” said Maliksi. “Unknown to them, there are many lands, particularly those in the inner part of the barangays, that can be used for farming,” he said.

The local administration and the City Agricultural Services Office encouraged everyone to observe and practice organic farming, citing its benefits in terms of foods and health.

For some residents, farming is virtually dead in this historical city as the area is teeming with subdivisions and industrial and commercial establishments.

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