About a thousand participants composed of farmers, government officials and personnel and guests gathered together to promote ecologically sound and sustainable practices for crop production in Davao del Norte.

The multisectoral crowd gathered to promote sustainable agriculture as better and viable alternative to costly and harmul chemical-based farming, during the recent 16th Provincial Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - Farmers Field School (FFS) Congress that was held at the Municipal Gymnasium of Carmen.

With the theme, "Organic Farming a Key to Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Mitigation," participants were given updates on the sustainable management of pests in major crops such as rice, corn, vegetables, fruits and other high value crops.

Read more: Farmers, gov't join forces in promoting organic farming


Iloilo City (12 November) -- The Oxfam-Philippines conducted a study tour at the climate field school in Dumangas, Iloilo and observed useful practices that may be applied in some areas in Mindanao.

This was disclosed by Dr. Ildefonso Toledo of the Iloilo Provincial Agriculture Office during a PIA interview, recently.

Toledo said that Oxfam is an international organization which helps local government units and farmers how to prepare for, cope with and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Read more: Oxfam Philippines visits Iloilo's Climate Field School


The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) will hold the second forum of the two-part series of the Understanding Choices Forum on climate change on Nov. 15 at the Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center, Lopez Jaena St., Cebu City.

The forum, entitled "Climate Change and the Global Climate Politics", will highlight inputs from two international climate change negotiators for the Philippines, Atty. Antonio La Viña and Esperanza Garcia.

Read more: RAFI to hold forum on global climate politics


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