Sunday, October 9, 2016

Why Choose Organic Farming

Common farming practices in a lot of agricultural lands make use of chemical fertilizers. This is what most was doing before organic farming has been introduced not only because chemical fertilizers are abundant in the market but also the fact that it is more accessible unlike organic fertilizers that takes time to be produced.

Consumers are more conscious about their health these days that is why they choose to consume more vegetables than meat. And they not only choose ordinary vegetables but veggies that are naturally grown, organic in short. Any product that is labeled as organic just means that no chemicals were being used to produce this kind of commodity. Organic products do not come cheap which is why those who cannot afford it do not give it much attention.

Organic farming has never been totally implemented here in the Philippines for a lot of reasons. For one, farmers cannot afford to waste their time waiting for organic fertilizers to be produced when they can start farming using chemical fertilizers as an option. Some are not open to a change that is why they stick to their old ways. The Department of Agriculture is having a difficult time implementing organic farming in the Philippines because of these reasons and more. There are different opinions from farmers, producers and consumers about organic farming which makes it more controversial. It was only recently that the R.A. 10068 under the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 has been acted upon. With the help of non-government organizations, organic farming has been gradually implemented in some agricultural areas here in the Philippines, which is a good sign. One cannot pass a law and expect everyone to act upon it the moment it is introduced.

Basically, there had been problems arising regarding organic farming, on top of the list is budget. One needs to have a big capital to be able to produce organic fertilizers needed for their farm. They can have another option which is to buy a ready-made organic fertilizer but then it will be cheaper if they will be able to have the means to produce their own and continue to produce and sell it at the same time when harvest season is over. Secretary Alcala has been looking for some solutions to these problems and together with the Department of Agriculture came up with spending P2.6 Billion pesos for the conversion of existing composting facilities into organic fertilizer production plants which is more beneficial for farmers. Check out more about this information online or the latest news in Philippine Agriculture to learn more about these projects and propositions.

Adopting organic farming might be the answer to improve the Filipino’s level of wellness for anything made up of organic ingredients is a lot better for our health.

Mar is a health and wellness coach. He is also an organic farming advocate. He is writing blogs concerning human healthiness. Hence, he is promoting healthy and natural products online. For more information contact: 09333677284/09499438497/09365307443 or email: