Quezon City–The LifeBank Center for Bayanihan Economics as a proof of concept for smart agriculture has been one of the highlights during the Biodiversity-Friendly Bazaar and Innovation Forum held at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) on October 15, 2016.
The SEP team showcased CBE’s organic products (organic vegetables, organic rice, camote chips) and organic-based technologies and practices (vermicomposting, SRI technology, urban gardening, vetiver technology) at the said Bazaar.
The Bazaar aims to showcase biodiversity friendly products that are currently being incubated and developed by Biodiversity Management Bureau under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the protected areas communities, some of which are within the identified pilot areas for area management. The objective of the event is to provide a marketing hub that can later on be institutionalized and become a biodiverity friendly store.
An innovation forum was also held at the Bazaar where topics included are environment and social entrepreneurship. Marikina watershed, social enterprise hubs for biodiversity-friendly enterprises, and sustainable integrated area pilots were also discussed during the after session forums.
// With reports from Norhaya Demacaling
// Photos by: Norhaya Demacaling and Shelah Mae Ochate