CISSA (Central Iloilo Cluster) President Mr. Ronie Bautista together with the Secretariat and in coordination with Passi City’s Organic Focal Person Mr. Japsy Alivar and City Agriculturist Areceli Alba were able to meet with Passi City Mayor Atty. Stephen Palmares with regards future activities. Mayor Atty. Stephen Palmares is excited with the organic farming developments that will be brought about by this partnership and has promised to open his good office to ensure the growth and flourishing of organic agriculture in Passi City.
The team was also able to visit KASAPPI Cooperative that is at the forefront of organic rice farming in the city. KASAPPI offers organic rice and organic farm inputs which are exported in Luzon and have over 800 members. ESSA is looking to work with them in the future.