At least 10 pilot farms for agri-hydroponics and greenhouse project in this land-locked municipality are being readied for operation in November this year.
The pilot farms are located in Barangays Pita, Dalao, San Simon, Pagalanggang,Daan-bago, Luacan, and Colo. More than 300 farmers are expected to benefit from hydroponics farming which is adopted from Israel farming and greenhouse system.
Orientation and survey of prospective farms in the town’s different barangay were conducted by the local agriculture office. The project will be patterned after the modern and computerized agriculture technology of Israel.
Rollie Roxas, municipal administrator, said Mayor Gila Garcia had been holding lectures and briefings among farmers and interested folks to prepare them for the new project that would uplift the economic condition of local residents.