Mon, 02/05/2024 - 10:27

The vibrant energy of the recent Agri Asenso ATI Learning Sites Product Expo and Techno Forum, held from February 2nd to 4th, 2024 at the bustling Trinoma Ayala Malls in Quezon City, buzzed with excitement. SOCCSKSARGEN was among the diverse participants. Their booth, brimming with an array of delectable offerings from their Learning Sites for Agriculture (LSAs), was a testament to the region's dedication to local produce, sustainable practices, and farmer empowerment.

From Makarios Food Products' melt-in-your-mouth coco sugar to Sebul Farm's freshly roasted peanuts, each bite was a journey through the region's rich agricultural heritage. Mannas Alternative and Herbal Products offered a glimpse into the world of natural wellness with their unique herbal tonics, while Farm Picks and Gernils Farm enticed visitors with their delectable tablea, coconut-based treats, and creamy Virgin coconut oil. Beyond the tempting displays, however, lay a deeper message: the transformative power of LSAs in empowering local farmers.

These havens of knowledge and skill equip farmers with the tools they need to thrive. LSAs educate on sustainable practices, improve production methods, and connect farmers to new markets, ensuring their produce reaches a wider audience. SOCCSKSARGEN's success at Agri Asenso is a direct reflection of this empowerment, showcasing the region's commitment to not only delicious food but also ethical and sustainable practices.

By participating in events like Agri Asenso and making conscious choices to support local farmers, we collectively contribute to a more sustainable, equitable, and delicious food system. Let's savor the unique flavors that each region brings to the table, celebrate the dedication of our farmers, and embrace the power of local produce to nourish our bodies and communities.