TRECE MARTIRES, Cavite (PIA) – Around thirty-six exhibitors from sixteen cities and municipalities in the province recently participated in the two-day Agri-Trade Fair and Exhibits spearheaded by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) held at the Provincial Agriculturist Compound.
The agri-event held from November 10-11 themed, “Produktong Pinagyaman sa Kanayunan, Laan sa Malusog at Maunlad na Pamayanan” aims to promote the variety of local farmers’ produce.
According to OPA Officer-in-Charge Ms. Lorna E. Aviñante, the Agri-Trade Fair and Exhibits is a quarterly event held for the province’s farmers, fishermen, and exhibitors to recognize their efforts and hard work for the industry.
During the program, Mr. Joselito Felix H. Noceda, Agricultural Program Coordinating Officer for Cavite gave emphasis on staying dedicated to farming, fishing, and raising animals because these are sources of food.
“I encourage each and every one to continue supporting one another to grow and strengthen the agricultural industry in the province,” urged Noceda.
Meanwhile, Media Production Specialist II Ms. Maridelle G. Jaurigue representing Dr. Rolando V. Maningas, OIC-Center Director, stated that the farmers and exhibitors in Cavite are fortunate to have such a platform to consolidate their products.
“This Agri-Trade Fair and Exhibits is an excellent opportunity for farmers and exhibitors to become known for their focused commodities which will not only help connect with other farmers and exhibitors, but will also help build trust with consumers,” added Jaurigue.
Likewise, Dr. Nellie M. Ilas, Chairwoman of the Provincial Agriculture and Fishery Council, urged everyone to always support agricultural programs and activities that will help the province and the country’s growth because agriculture is part of our livelihood.
Third District Board Member and Chairman, Committee on Agriculture, Shernan S. Jaro pledged to always be of service for the improvement of the agricultural industry in the province of Cavite.
Another leg of the Agri-Trade Fair and Exhibits will be held in December to give local farmers and exhibitors more opportunities to market their products with the Christmas season coming. (RBF/PIA-Cavite with reports from PICAD-Cavite)