Mr. Rudy Enteria, born in February 15,1969, is a member of Ikabuhi Microfinance Program (IMP). He was married to Mrs. Annaliza Enteria with two children namely Rony and Rea Riza. His farm is in Dona Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan and has a total land area of 2 hectares which is planted with rice and vegetables.
For almost 35 years, he practices conventional farming. He noticed the bad effects of chemicals to people’s health especially when he experienced being poisoned by the chemical pesticides that he’s been using in his farm. After attending “Organic-based Farm Practices, Social Enterprises Development, and Farmer-Clustering” conducted by the Sustainable Agricultural Technicians (SAT) of Lifebank Foundation, Inc., Mr. Enteria developed his interest in organic farming and started his transition in 2013. Since then, he started to use organic fertilizers for his farm where he bought from Xander and Victory Global Company. He admitted that it’s not easy to fully convert his farm into organic especially that there are a lot of insect pest present.
Nevertheless, he lessens the use of chemical pesticides and hope soon to eliminate the use of this and look for an alternative way to control pest. He started using different concoctions and biopesticides to eliminate those problems by natural way.
One of the reasons why Mr.Enteria decided to convert into organic farming is the market demand. There is now an increasing demand for organic products in the market. One of his established market is the Bayani Brew.
Now, he is nearly done in transition into organic farming. Step by step, he is acting toward his goals and looking forward that his farm would be a certified organic farm that promotes sustainable farming. He was a former president of the Association in their town which is the Camachile Balikatan Farmers Association (CBFA) for 8 years with 76 members. Mr. Enteria wants to influence those farmers to convert into organic farming, because he wants others to see what he saw in organic farming. Particularly the benefits and privileged of it and conserving not only life of people but the life of our nature for the welfare of the next generation.