Farm tourism: Albay opens agri one-stop shop

Ma. April Mier Manjares | Philippine Daily Inquirer

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines — To improve the lives of farmers and their productivity, especially in the midst of climate change, Albay’s provincial government has opened Farmers Bounty Village, a one-stop shop agricultural complex in Camalig town.

“This is to attract farmers and teach them how to earn more out of agriculture. I want young entrepreneurs to put up their own business and pursue agricultural training,” said Gov. Al Francis Bichara.

Albay was the first to establish such hub in the country, he said.

Formally launched in May, the 15-hectare complex in Barangay Cabagñan has agricultural centers, processing facilities, a farm school and laboratory areas to showcase innovative technologies and best farming practices.

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