MIAGAO, Iloilo – In order to ensure maximum production, increase farmer’s income and promote food sufficiency in town, the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist initiated the Tilapia Culture Training to Miagao farmers at the DA Training Center here on June 26, 2019.

The one-day training was based on the request of the farmers themselves as they feel the need to undergo orientation and training on methods of growing tilapia.  It was attended by farmers from the upland barangays with good water source and backyard fish pond.

Mr. Victor Bedia and Mr. Pedro Blazer from the Iloilo Provincial Agriculture Office were among the resource speakers who talked about the procedure to culture tilapia to include site inspection, preparation of ponds, stocking and acclimatization, water management, feeds and feeding, records keeping, harvesting and marketing.

In an interview with Mr. Bedia he that Tilapia Culture Training is requisite to the release of the fingerlings. It was first conducted in Miagao.

“I am impressed by the high spirit of the Miagawanons to have this Training conducted in Miagao first. We have no target yet as to the distribution of the fingerlings but rest assured that you will be prioritized because of this Training,” Mr. Bedia concluded. (ABMande)