25 tillers finish farm business course

SAN MARCELINO, Zambales — Twenty-five farmers have completed the Climate-Resilient Farm Business School program at the Angel’s Farm in Barangay Rabanes here.

Weny Macanas, one of the farmers who completed the course, shared his experience regarding the program.

“The CRFBS training is a big help to us farmers by teaching us how to increase our income while protecting the environment,” Macanas said. “We are now equipped with enough knowledge on climate change.”

Regional Technology Demonstration Coordinator Amelita Londonio said that the success of the 25 farmers would be the success of all of the players in the CRFBS.

“We are happy that these farmers have completed the program and are now equipped with the knowledge and skills to make their farms more resilient to climate change,” Londonio said.

The course was conducted by the Department of Agriculture Central Luzon under the Rice Banner Program. The 25 farmers took the 18-week course to enhance their capabilities and knowledge in preparing for climate change.

The closing ceremony and graduation were participated in by barangay officials, local leaders, and various sectors of the community.

Bio Prime representative Christian Mercado presented the company’s products, and discussed protocols on activation, knowledge and processes on using bioprime.

The Climate-Resilient Farm Business School program is a nationwide initiative of the Department of Agriculture to help farmers adapt to climate change.

The program provides training on climate-smart farming practices, such as water conservation, crop diversification, and integrated pest management.

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