Organic agri will
help WV in 2015: guv
BY ADRIAN NEMES III
The agri-business sector, especially organic agriculture, will help Western Visayas prepare for the upcoming implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community integration 2015, Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., said yesterday.
Marañon, who spoke at the opening of the Regional Agri-fair at the Panaad Park in Brgy. Mansilingan in Bacolod City, said organic agriculture has come a long way since its inception nine years ago.
He said that, indeed, Negros is already an organic island, not only in the Philippines but in Asia, as envisioned by then Negros Oriental Governor George Arnaiz and the late Governor Joseph Marañon of Negros Occidental, when they signed a memorandum of agreement in Tanjay City in 2005.