A five-day agri fair will be one of the highlights of the province’s celebration of the Sandugo festival in July.
A statement from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist said on Saturday the fair will feature produce from Boholano farmers and will run from July 17 to 21.
Assistant Provincial Agriculturist Larry Pamugas said the fair has been traditionally included in the activities during the month-long celebrations of the Sandugo festival every July.
The aim of the festival is to promote, integrate the promotion and marketing of the agro-tourism efforts of Bohol.
One of the highlights of the fair will be the launch of the unique brand called “Tatak Bohol”.
The brand will pave the way of the showcasing of Boholano products and services. At the same time, it will open opportunities for market research activities.
The “Tatak Bohol” brand will position produce as high-quality agro-fishery products able to pass food safety standards.
It will be also an opportunity to showcase the efforts in upgrading farm technologies being used by farmers and other entrepreneurs in their respective farms.
Pamugas also the fair will be a major marketing and promotions activity highlighting the display of fresh, organic, agricultural products and other farm produce.
The fair will feature crops and other identified tourism circuits in the province.
Provincial Administrator Alfonso Ae R. Damalerio of Isang Dugo Foundation said that during the Sandugo Coordination Meeting last March 2, 2018 at the Café Caloy they set the dates of activities for Sandugo 2018
To make the celebration more festive some activities were included such as: Sandugo Kick off (July 1, 2018), Pageant Talent Night (July 7, 2018), Miss Bohol Pageant (July 14, 2018), Song Festival (July 20, 2018), Street Dancing (July 21, 2018), Bohol Day (July 22, 2018), and Tigum Bol-anon Tibook Kalibutan (TBTK) on July 26-28, 2018.
Pamugas said that there are different contests with big prizes at stake will be conducted during the fair such as pinaka contests on vegetables (string beans, upo, pechay, ampalaya, bell pepper, eggplant, squash and okra; root crops (white gabi, sweet potato and cassava); fruits (jack fruit, pineapple, banana-cardava, latondan and lakatan in bunch, guyabano, guava, mango (carabao), watermelon (red) and avocado; Corn (young corn); fishery (bangus, tilapia, and jumbo tiger prawn); booth contests; oyster shackling contest, mud crab tying contest and tuba drinking contest.
The Sandugo Agri-Fair is an annual undertaking of PGBh like the Ubi Festival to recognize and awards the Boholano farmers who help the provincial government to sustain the agricultural development of Bohol.(Atoy Cosap)