FIFTEEN men and women from a barangay in Aroroy, Masbate participated in the Lakbay Aral sponsored by Pilminera Mining based in Aroroy. The participants attended a seminar on quail raising at the Agrichexers research farm in Sta. Maria, Bulacan. Jeffrey de la Cruz, poultry technician of Agrichexers conducted the seminar. Quail raising can be a viable project that the attendees can undertake in their own homes.
On July 17 (2016), the participants attended a lecture and tour of the Costales Nature Farms in Majayjay, Laguna. They saw for themselves how salad greens are produced. They also observed the fermentation of materials for the production of livestock feed as well as organic fertilizer with the use of effective microorganisms.
The tour was conducted by Agri-Aqua Network International (AANI) with Jocelyn Mahipus as the tour guide.