Cosechas highlights 2nd day of Fiesta Hermosa PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 03 October 2014 12:06

Cosechas de Zamboanga, an agri-trade fair organized by the City Agriculturist Office highlighted the second day of Fiesta Hermosa 2014, yesterday, October 2.

The event runs until Oct. 12 and is mounted at Plaza Pershing. It is open from 9am to 6pm.

A total of 28 farm organizations—all with individual booths displaying their best of the best farm products are set up at the venue.

Mayor Beng Climaco, District II Congresswoman Lilia Nuño, Councilor Mike Alavar and City Agriculturist Diosdado Palacat spearheaded the opening ceremony Thursday morning.

Cosechas this year highlights organically produced products, the main focus of  the City agriculturist Office at present in line with the Climaco administration’s prioritization on health programs.

“We are now promoting and advocating for the use of organic agricultural products which are not hazardous to human  health,” Palacat said citing a City Ordinance and Republic Act that promotes organically produced agri-products, as the basis of his advocacy.

As organically produced products, the farm products are expected to be environment-friendly, free from pesticides and other hazardous fertilizers.

Among the products on display are fruits, vegetables, fish products and flowers.

Meanwhile, another highlight for the second day of Fiesta Hermosa was the opening of the Conference on Zamboanga Culture, Arts and History dubbed “Conferencia Sobre del Cultura, Artes y Historia del Ciudad de Zamboanga” at the Centro Latino in Paseo del Mar.

The conference runs from Oct. 2-3 and is highlighted by an exhibit of Santos, paintings and Mascota.—Sheila Covarrubias