In line with the celebration of Farmer’s Week, the City of San Fernando through its City Agriculture and Veterinary Office, led an awarding of certified seeds to all the Fernandino farmers on May 17 at the Organic Training Post.
Each farmer will receive one (1) sack of palay seeds that is subsidized by the Local Government Unit. This is to promote sustainable farming and to lessen the cost of production of the farmers.
Before receiving the seeds, the farmers will go through a “Rice Crop Manager” interview wherein, they will be asked about their personal data, years in farming and their process in harvesting. The farmers will then sign certain documents and will receive the certified seeds.
City Agriculturist Cristina Sangumay, said, the aim of this awarding is to help the farmers in achieving food security and to provide innovations in farming in order to attain further development in the agriculture.
In an interview, Mayor Edwin Santiago said the farmers’ role in our society should be acknowledged.
“In return of their efforts and hardwork to sustain food security and to increase agricultural productivity, our farmers deserve to be recognized.”
Meanwhile, the city will also conduct an awarding of farm tools on May 19 to complete the week-long celebration.