Smart greenhouse project for cooperatives launched in Batangas

Smart greenhouse project for cooperatives launched in Batangas

The PHILIPPINES - The city government of Batangas launched the Smart Greenhouse Project for agri-based cooperatives in the city as a push for urban farming and as a means to support the food security initiative of the national government.

In a memorandum of agreement signed on April 24 between the city government, represented by Mayor Beverley Rose Dimacuha, and the cooperatives represented by their respective chairperson, including Shelwyn Giganto of Bucal Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC), Rodolfo Geron of San Isidro Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SIMCO), and Edelyn Briones of Talumpok Silangan Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TASIMCO), the city laid down the support it will provide for each cooperative and the obligation of each beneficiaries.

Beneficiaries will manage and maintain the greenhouse project for 15 years, funded entirely by the city government and provided with technical assistance from the City Agriculture Office to monitor its operations.

According to City Agriculturist Flor Alvarez, the greenhouse project will utilize hydroponics or the planting of crops without using soil. Instead, they are planted in water enriched with nutrients.

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