K-Agrinet ICT Caravan to join Magayon Festival’s “Agri-Fiesta 2006”


    The fully-equipped mobile caravan will spend its last stop for the Bicol route in Legazpi City, Albay, in time of the opening of the 4th Farmer’s & Fisherfolks’ Celebration dubbed as “Agri-Fiesta 2006” on May 11, this year.
     The Agri-Fiesta, this year’s highlight of the Magayon Festival, to last from May 11-22, 2006 expects a huge crowd of farmers and fisherfolks from Albay and its neighboring towns who will join the different activities regarding the celebration.

    “May 11 is the most opportune time for the farmers of Albay to experience the newest technology developed through the K-Agrinet as the Caravan will spend its last day in the province, which is also in time of the Magayon Festival and the Agri-Fiesta…more farmers will experience the actual hands-on on  information technology such as e-farming and e-consortia” Dr. Ninfa Pelea, BCARRD director said.

     This year’s theme for Agri-Fiesta is “Farmers’ and Fisherfolks’ Empowerment for Countryside Development” corresponds to the purpose of the Caravan which will visit the provinces of Bicol to provide information on the newest technology in agriculture.

     PCARRD Director Richard Juanillo will speak and initiate the launching of the Caravan in the Opening Program of the celebration in the morning and will take part in the Induction and Oath-Taking of the Farmers and Fisherfolks Associations in Albay in the afternoon.

     Meanwhile, aside from the Caravan, the Agri-Fiesta will also showcase Agri-Fair, Garden Show and Pet Show (11-22) and Technical Sessions and Product Demos on the 11th; Pili Day on the 13th; NFA’s Advocacy on Iron Fortified Rice on May 15 and  Corn Congress with the Bicol Corn Commodity Board on the 16th.      All activities will be held within the capitol grounds. (MLJumamil)    








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