Organic farming in Cebu has newest depot in CTU Cebu City Mountain Campus (CTU CCMC) with its ongoing 6-week “Technology Enhancement Training Program toward a Productive Harvest Project” through the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA).
TIEZA’s Php 300,000 budget for the initiative was channeled by Taiwan Economic Cultural Office (TECO) through its counterpart in the Philippines, Manila Economic Cultural Office (MECO).
Formerly known as the Philippine Tourism Authority, TIEZA linked with Harbest Agribusiness Corporation (HAC) to utilize the amount through providing tools and facilitating training among farmers in 5 barangays near the campus—Babag, Bonbon, Buot, Sudlon 1, Sudlon 2, and Adlawanon—with an average distance of 20 kilometers from the city.
Interview of CTU CCMC students whose parents are into farming yielded the final list of trainees who have been required to attend the lectures once per week apart from the field work they have to accomplish since it started in June 16.
Campus’ agriculture department looks forward to monitoring the development in aforesaid areas once activity culminates in two-weeks time.
The program seeks to promoting healthy and sustainable source of food available to the residents, prompting the campus being the recipient of the grant to oversee the distribution of the produce—- tomatoes, lettuce, melon, eggplant and pepper.
Campus Director Patrobinson Salumag maintains the agenda of stabilizing the blend of infrastructure and natural landscape developments in the newly converted satellite campus.
His advocacy on organic farming will continue to draw interest among neighboring barangays especially with the recent news on a private entity who would like his 4.6-hectare property be developed by CTU for agriculture purposes. UICP