Bohol celebrates World Food Day

Bohol was one with the world and celebrated on Thursday World Food Day with various activities, reports said.

Asst. Provincial Agriculturist Officer Larry Pamugas said the celebration was held in barangay Poblacion, San Miguel for the first time outside of capital Tagbilaran.

The activity was backed by the provincial government and the local government of San Miguel town.

Aside from the obligatory program, the activity was highlighted by a feeding program.

About 500 children were involved in the supplementary feeding at the same time about 500 homemakers were given some form of livelihood.

San Miguel town was chosen due to its high incidence of malnutrition among children.

The idea is to bring down the malnutrition rate and it starts with the nutrition program.

At the same time, the activity also involved the conduct of Rice Awareness Month Celebration and Fish Conservation Celebration Week.

In connection with fish conservation, a million tilapia fingerlings were released in Bayongan Dam.

Pamugas said the activity aims to spur tilapia growth in Bayongan Dam as a means of livelihood for the people of San Miguel town. (with reports from Dave Charles Responte)



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