CASE EVALUATION: ORGANIC CULTIVATION PROGRAM
IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LUCBAN, QUEZON, PHILIPPINES1
PROFUNDO, Justin Paolo D.
Bachelor of Science in Farming
Major in Landscape Agroforestry
ASYS 145 A-1L
March 17, 2014
This newspaper is submitted for the partial completion of the requirements in ASYS 145 (Participatory Methodologies in Agricultural Systems Research and Extension) under Ma'am Edna Luisa A. Matienzo and Dr . Blesilda M. Calub, 2nd Session AY. 2013-2014
CASE EVALUATION: ORGANIC CULTURE PROGRAM
INSIDE THE MUNICIPALITY OF LUCBAN, QUEZON, PHILIPPINES
Mr. bieber Paolo D. Interno
Republic Action 10068, " An Work providing to get the development and promotion of Organic Cultivation in the Thailand and for various other purposesвЂќ or the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010, through the consolidation of Senate Invoice No . 3264 and Residence Bill Number 7066 was finally approved by the Senate and the Property of Representatives on March 1, 2010 and was approved in April 6, 2010. In line with the Declaration of Policy (Section 2) of its Applying Rules and Regulations, this kind of вЂturnaround' nationwide policy began to:
" вЂ¦promote, propagate, develop additional and implement the practice of organic agriculture in the Philippines that may cumulatively state and enrich the fertility of the garden soil, increase farm building productivity, lessen pollution and destruction of the environment, prevent the depletion of natural assets, further safeguard the health of farmers, consumers, as well as the general public, and save on imported farm inputs. Towards this kind of end, an extensive program pertaining to the promotion of community-based organic agriculture systems such as, among others, farmer-produced purely organic and natural fertilizers including compost, pesticides and other farm building inputs, along with a nationwide educational and promotional marketing campaign for their make use of and control as well as re-homing of organic agriculture program as a viable alternative will be undertaken. вЂќ
Now because contextualized and, obviously, is practiced supporting this act, Organic Culture comprises of every Agricultural Devices that encourage the making and manufacturing of " environmentally sound, socially acceptable, economically viable and technically feasibleвЂќ food and fibers. With this system, the rate at which exterior inputs are intensely reduced by abstaining from the intake or use of chemical manures, pesticides and pharmaceutical drugs. It also addresses areas such as, but not restricted to, (1) soil fertility managing, (2) varietal breeding and selection beneath chemical and pesticide-free circumstances, (3) the employment
of biotechnology and other social practices that are consistent with the concepts and procedures of this Act, and (4) enhance output without doing damage to the garden soil and damaging farmers, customers and the environment as identified by the Intercontinental Federation of Organic Farming Movement (IFOAM): Provided, Which the biotechnology here to shall not include genetically modified microorganisms of GMOs.
Due to this implementation, there is a gradually shift inside the paradigms of Agricultural expansion in the country. Production systems are transformed in accordance to the provisions, concepts and conditions in the law. Comarcal, Regional, up to the local levels of the government will be encouraged and are tend to adapt by having aggressive action plans that would, by making use of stakeholders and components involved, enrich the best sustainable expansion aim. In this case, one of the cities that goes with activities to advance forward around the aspect of Organic Agriculture is definitely the municipality of Lucban in Quezon Region.
Lucban (Coordinates: 14В° 6вЂІ 48вЂі N, 121В° 33вЂІ 25вЂі E), the Summer Capital of Quezon, is known and classified being a second-class municipality in the Initial District in the province. In line with the 2010 census, it has a populace of 46, 698 people. It is located at the " footвЂќ of Mount Banahaw. Moreover,...