The North Capitol Road beside the Provincial Capitol Lagoon in Bacolod City will be temporarily closed to be utilized as part of the venue of the five-day celebration of the 10th Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival.
The festival will showcase the organic agriculture best practices of the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental who now belong to the same region, Negros Island Region, in the expected biggest organic market.
Former senator Francis Kiko Pangilinan, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Agriculture Undersecretary for Special Concerns, and 2015 Presidential Lingkod Bayan Awardee Dina Genzola of the Negros Occ. Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, together with Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., Negros Oriental Vice Gov. Edward Mark Macias and Rep. George Arnaiz (2nd District, NegOr) will lead in the ribbon-cutting activity to mark the opening of the festival today (Nov. 25).
As earlier reported, more than 200 local exhibitors and producers in Negros Island will showcase their organic produce and products at kiosks along North Capitol Road and in front of the Provincial Capitol.
Other expected guests during the five-day event are Secretary Proceso Alcala of the Dept. of Agriculture; Camarines Sur Representative, Leni Robredo; and Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food Production.
The 10th NIOFF will be held simultaneously with the 12th National Organic Agriculture Congress at SMX Convention Center that is also co-hosted by the Province of Negros Occidental with the theme, “Halin Talamnan, Tubtub Kalan-an (Farm to Table)”.
The Negros Island leads in the organic agriculture and in producing organic products in the country, and remains determined to become the Organic Food Bowl of Asia in the next few years. /Capitol News
Also check on the following links on Negros, The Sweet Island Facebook page
SOURCE: Negros Island Organic Farmers Festival Website