Climaco extols 4-H youth for agri living PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 April 2016 13:51

By VIC LARATO

Mayor Beng Climaco has commended the mostly young members of 4-H Club for continuing their studies even as they engage themselves in agriculture for a living.

Speaking at the 4-H Summer Camp 2016 yesterday, Climaco extolled the 4-H members to work even harder for a better life ahead, stressing that the opportunities nowadays open wider for everybody to take on.

With the opening of KCC Mall de Zamboanga, the chief executive said farmers, including 4H members, now have a place to market their produce and the mall’s grocery section provides a special section for locally harvest vegetables.

She cited for instance her friend in the west coast who now earns P16,000 a month for planting and supplying “kangkong” to KCC Mall.

“We have the market but our supply for vegetables and fruits is lacking. So, the need to plant more vegetables is urgent and I urge you to do it,” Climaco told members of 4-H, a global network of youth organizations aimed at engaging the youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development.

It represents the four personal development areas of focus—head, heart, hands and health, thus 4-H.

Dr. Diosdado Palacat, city agriculturist, said the city government has been supportive of the 4-H by providing financial assistance for its training programs and activities like the conduct of the two-day summer camp at the City Agriculturist Office.

The activity provides the 4-H members with lectures and demonstrations on food processing, asexual propagation and HIV awareness.

They will also have extemporaneous speaking, organizational training, canvass painting, quiz bee, photography and feature writing.— Vic Larato