The Negros Occidental Accredited Seed Producers Cooperative had supplied 41,930 bags of certified quality seeds for 2010 in Negros Occidental and its neighboring provinces, NOASEPCO treasurer Bikee Cabaluna said yesterday.
Dina Genzola, training coordinator of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, said there is a potential industry in marketing quality seed production for higher yield.
NOASEPCO is also the partner-organization of the provincial government in the rice self sufficiency and food security agenda of Gov. Alfredo Marañon, she added.
All seeds supplied by NOASEPCO go through laboratory procedures through the Bureau of Plant Industries, which means higher yield is expected, Genzola said.
Meanwhile, the 77 members of NOASEPCO will meet tomorrow at the Technology and Livelihood Development Center to discuss and review the amendments of its constitution and by-laws in line with its 2011 agenda, Genzola said.
They will also tackle the preparation of its 2010 accomplishment report and the new goals for 2011-2012, she also said.
Mary Ann Geocadin of the Cooperative Development Authority will be at the meeting to help them strategize and plan for its cooperative annual general assembly on March, Genzola added.*LTG