Testimonies from Siquijor

Mario Domot-ol, a former corn farmer from Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor, shifted to vegetable farming because of its promising potential in terms of improved productivity, increased profitability, and enhanced capability– which all result to an increase in income.

As one of the 20 farmer co-operators for the Community-based Participatory Action Research (CPAR) project “CPAR on Lowland Vegetable-based Farming System in the Municipality of E. Villanueva Province of Siquijor,” Domot-ol learned more about production and post-harvest technologies on high value crops like watermelon, peanut, sweet corn, and pinakbet vegetables (squash, ampalaya, and pole sitao).

“Malaki ang pasasalamat ko sa CPAR dahil sa mga technology na naituro nila sa amin. Tinuruan kami ng technology lalo na ‘yung pagmumulching. Inexplain nila na malaking tulong ang mulching lalo na sa pag-control ng damo at sa soil erosion,” he said.

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