Philippines: Cagayan goverment trains aquaponic growers

In line with Governor Manuel Mamba’s advocacy to have aqua-culture production in Cagayan, some 50 department heads, capitol employees, and farmers have started their training on food production using hydroponics and aquaponics systems.

The training started on August 12 at the Cagayan Farm School and Agri-tourism Center in Anquiray, Amulung, according to provincial agriculturist Pearlita P. Mabasa.

“There is no need for a large land area here; in small spaces, you will have vegetables and fish. Only water and the nutrient solution will be used here,” she said. It will only take 3-4 weeks from planting to harvesting vegetables such as pechay, lettuce, kangkong, tomato, melon, and cucumber.

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