Monday, April 19, 2010

President Arroyo signs organic agriculture act

"PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has approved a measure that will provide incentives aimed at promoting organic farming in the country. This could soon result in farmers refraining from using chemicals and adopting ecologically sound, economically viable farming practices.

Republic Act (RA) No. 10068 or the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010, signed into law on April 6, primarily lays down the groundwork of a program that would promote organic farming and the sale of chemical-free agricultural produce in the country.
It supersedes Executive Order (EO) No. 481 on Dec. 27, 2005, which was issued for the same purpose."

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