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Albay named country’s Most Outstanding Province in Organic Agriculture

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The Province of Albay has bagged the 2018 National Most Outstanding Province in Organic Agriculture Award.

Governor Al Francis Bichara personally received the accolade during the recently concluded National Organic Agriculture Achievers Award held at the Waterfront Hotel at Layug, Cebu City last Tuesday.

The province got a plaque and recognition of the exemplary performance of Albay in Organic Farming.

APAO Head Che Rebeta also received given a P3 million cash prize to be used for further developments and projects in organic farming.

Governor Bichara earlier said that he envisions Albay to be the “vegetable bowl of the Bicol region,” whereby nearby provinces will flock to Albay for their agricultural needs.

“Albay has all the right elements to the be in the forefront of the agriculture sector, all we need is to provide all the support that we can offer to our farmers, and utilizing the latest innovations to give them that extra edge,” Bichara said earlier.

Bichara also earlier launched the Albay Farmers Bounty Village located in Cabangan, Camalig, Albay, which serves as a one-stop-shop facility for farmers.

“The Department of Agriculture, the lead agency which evaluated and recognized the LGUs intensified campaign on organic agriculture, holds the annual awards ceremony to recognize the efforts of Government agencies and personnel that promotes and implements programs in relation to Republic Act No. 10068, or otherwise known as the “Organic Agriculture Act of 2010,” the province said.