Pasali spearheaded a training on Organic Livestock and Poultry Production last September 26-28, 2016 held at Sarangani Learning and Resource Center in Datu Dani, Kiamba, Sarangani Province, attended by 28 farmer-participants from the municipality of Kiamba. This activity is designed mainly to promote native chicken production to provide nutritious food and as a source of additional income to the rural farmers during lean months of the year.
Organically-produced livestock and poultry products are safer to consume than commercially produced ones. Most, if not all the commercial livestock and poultry products are being pumped with so much chemical medicines and preventive antibiotics. Thus, people who prefer organic food are increasing, because of the mounting volumes of scientific and medical research showing the ill effects of residual antibiotics and inorganic medicines on humans.
Presently, there is a growing local market for organically-produced livestock and poultry products, which could hardly be filled by local production. Raising organic livestock and poultry products is a promising profitable venture for farmers to engage in.
In line with this, training on Organic Livestock and Poultry Production was conducted. It was done through series of lectures which were facilitated by Mr. Sainudin Ledesma, who discussed about Organic Livestock and Poultry Production; Prof. Lily Dela Cuadra to which her topic engaged on Organic Native Chicken Production; Prof. Mansueto Cuaton whose topic focused on Organic concoctions; and Prof. Arturo Amparado who lectured about organic swine production.
During the closing ceremonies, participant Leonardo Acla said in his impression about the training: “Daku ang akong pasalamat sa mga nagpasiugda niini nga training.Masulti nako nga kini ang pinaka the best nga seminar nga akong naapilan. Wala ko nagmahay nga niapil ko, tungod daghan ko’g nakuha nga mga impormasyon ug kaalam sa training.“ (I can say that this is the best seminar that I have ever attended. I never regret that I joined here because I learned a lot in this training.)
Extension Service Provider (ESP)
Pasali Philippines is one of the organizations accredited by the Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) region XII as Extension Service Provider.