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Albay Gov. Bichara, Sen. Villar lead opening of 1st Bicol AgriExpo

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The Province of Albay has officially opened the 1st Bicol AgriExpo at the Albay Farmers Bounty Village yesterday, May 22, led by Albay Gov. Al Francis Bichara and Senator Cynthia Villar.

The five-day expo, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Villar SIPAG, features exhibits, trade fairs, and workshops and conferences.

The conference includes Business Launching of Sweet Potato, Bicol Conference on Rural Women of Agriculture and Development, Oganic Products Day, Livestock Day, and Agriculture Fisheries/Mushroom Growing lecture.

“Exhibitors and sponsors were namely Syngeta, McBride Corporation, Pigrolac, FeedPro, Supra, SL Agritech Corporation, Dating Bayan Agro Industrial Corporation, Kuliglig Farm Machineries Incorporated, Lakas Kuliglig, and Pixel 8 and many more. Also, each LGU has their booth showcasing their products,” the province said.

Thr provincial government as to make the AFB Ville as a “one stop shop of agriculture and livestock” where farmers will bring their produce and goods.

Governor Bichara together with Senator Villar, and Che Rebeta, head of the Provincial Agriculture Services, led the ribbon cutting of the newly built Albay Farmers Bounty Village.

“Maraming salamat kay Governor Al Francis Bichara at pinakita niya yung pagmamahal sa agrikultura,” Senator Villar was quoted as saying.

“Maswerte kayo na mayroon kayong gobernador na may malasakit sa inyong mga magsasaka at handa kayong tulungan at gabayan upang lumago ang agrikultura sa probinsya ng albay.”

Villar added that wants to empower the farmers as she shared in her message all her experiences and knowledge on how to develop the agriculture sector.

“Governor Al Francis Bichara said that the AFB Village was conceptualized during their visit to Israel with Senator Cynthia Villar. By that time, he got inspired to establish a farm village in Albay. Governor Al Francis Bichara said that they are fortunate to have Senator Cynthia Villar knowing that she is a strong advocate in agriculture,” the province said.