Agricultural events, big and otherwise, are a goldmine for practical ideas in farming and gardening. Here are some such events which you might want to attend.
AGRIBIZ KAPIHAN – This is a weekly event held every Saturday at the Harbest Events Center at the Rizal Techno Park in Taytay, Rizal. On Saturday, July 21, Wilson Testa will discuss the latest developments in hydroponics production of leafy vegetables. Wilson is also an experienced grower of mushroom, and a resource person in urban gardening.
On July 28, Toto Barcelona will report on his most recent visit in Taiwan where he met young farmers with bright ideas in farming. On August 4, Rico Omoyon will discuss honeybee culture. On the other hand, on August 11, Baby Spowart will talk on Milky mushroom production. She is also engaged in the orchid and ornamental plant business. At the same time, she operates a commercial rice farm in Isabela. The weekly event is open free to the public but attendees must pre-register at 671-7411 to 14 or Alecci Jerez at 0946-259-3560.
AANI AGRI-BAZAAR CUM AGRI-KAPIHAN – This will be held on July 20-22 at the Planas Gardens at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. Friends of AANI and other producers will offer fresh fruits, vegetables, wellness products, special delicacies, small farm animals, organic fertilizers and many other inputs in farming and gardening. The event is open free to the public. Daily lectures on various topics are conducted by experienced resource persons.
AGRICULTURISTS’ SUMMIT – The Philippine Association of Agriculturists (PAA) will hold its 6th National Congress and the 2018 PAA Summit on July 22-26, 2018 at the Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City. Theme of this year’s Summit is “Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Role of Philippine Agriculturists.” For details, visit PAA website www.paa.org.ph
AGRITECHNICA ASIA – If you are interested in farm mechanization, food processing equipment and the like, you might want to attend Agritechnica Asia which will be held in Thailand on August 22-24 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). The event is being held in tandem with Horti Asia which will be held on the same date at the same venue. This is for those interested in growing fruits, flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables, and technology in plant production, including greenhouse technology.
More information is available online at: www.horti-asia.com and www.agritechnica-asia.com.