SAN AGUSTIN, PILI, CAMARINES SUR – In celebration of the annual Farmers and Fisherfolk’s month this month of May, the Department of Agriculture Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) spearheaded a two-day Farmers’ Festival or Agri Trade Fair at the DA Bicol grounds here on May 15-16, 2017.
A total of 45 exhibitors brought in their agricultural and handicraft products which garnered a total sales of P546,392.00. Most of the exhibitors came from the Provincial, Municipal and Barangay Food Terminals, Irrigators Associations, Organic Farmers Associations from the provinces of Masbate, Sorsogon, Albay, Camarines Norte and Camarines. Organic farmers associations include the GAPPA, TAPFPAT, CAANDUYOG, Pecuaria Development Coop; and the Pensumil Sugar Planters Association and other entrepreneur. The DA funded Agripinoy Trading Center based in Vinzons, Camarines Norte also displayed its products. JL Trading displayed its combine harvester while rice seed companies such as SL Agritech and FMC exhibited their best hybrid rice varieties while GRJC displayed its agro industrial machineries.
“More farmers and associations participated this year compared to last year,” said Adelina A. Losa, chief of the AMAD.