Greenpeace campaign for ecological agriculture continues
By RUTCHIE CABAHUG-AGUHOB
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental – The advocacy for saying “Yes to Ecological Agriculture,” of Greenpeace Philippines (Greenpeace), continues.
This was emphasized by Beau Baconguis, Greenpeace country manager, during the Media Forum on Ecological Agriculture held at Pearlmont Inn, Cagayan de Oro City, on Sept. 18, this year.
Attended by media practitioners all over the region, the forum discussed issues on the Ecological Agriculture Situation of the region, Rice Diversity and the Challenges Faced by Farmers, among others.
Baconguis said Greenpeace is an independent, global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behaviour to protect and conserve the environment and promote peace.
Particularly, Greenpeace campaigns for ecological agriculture that advocates for healthy and safe food, sustainably produced without harming nature, she said.
Meanwhile, Daniel Ocampo, Greenpeace SAGE Campaigner said ecological agriculture is a farming system that works in harmony with nature. It taps into ecological and natural processes to produce food, and is beneficial not only to the environment, but also to the livelihood of farmers.
Ecological Agriculture protects and keeps the soil healthy by using organic fertilizer, mulching and cultivating other plants as natural fertilizers. By not using harmful synthetic pesticides and fertilizers that contribute to greenhouse gases, ecological agriculture helps in Climate Change Mitigation, Ocampo said. (RCA/PIA10-Misamis Occidental)