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The 9th CPU-DA Regional Organic Fair hosts theme of “Backyard Gardening for Sustainable Food Production”

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Philippines, 19th November 2019

Paris, France · 19 November 2019 · The 9th CPU-DA Regional Organic Fair hosts theme of “Backyard Gardening for Sustainable Food Production” 

Each year, in collaboration with the Philippine Department of Agriculture Region 6 and the Central Philippine University, the 9th CPU-DA holds a yearly fair. This year the 9th CPU-DA Regional Organic Fair’s theme was “Backyard Gardening for Sustainable Food Production.” The fair has activities like Agri-Research Seminar, Farm Management, Painting Contest and Cooking Contest. In the cooking contest, the use of organic and backyard vegetables that can easily be grown, is promoted. It also highlights the creativity of the student chef to create food and meals using such ingredients. It was judged by chefs who are promoting such advocacy and even using in their respective locality. Below are some photos that might help for referral.


The back stage of the program

The Dish Top: Pinapisik na Manok (Salt Crusted Whole Free Ranged Chicken

 The awarding with the Chairman Sir Joel Somosierra (center) and Chef Jean Dangel Cuarte – Social Entrepreneur (right side) and yours truly in the left side


The Team who won due to the unique taste, creative and sustainable way of using ingredients and local products. From L-R Joshua Gimotea, Jesreel Bautista, Emanuel Huyaban and Brian Castronuevo. They are Tourism Management Student who has passion for cooking.


The competing team From L-R Marlon, Brian,
Mark Louise and Maro


 From another team  L-R Lorenz Josep, Vince Michael, Laurence Joshua, Charlie


This yearly event is being participated by the province of Iloilo including the 53 Municipalities 1 component City the Passi City and the Center for Trade and Business the Iloilo City. Through this yearly event more and more household have been educated in the use of local, organic and sustainable ingredients in preparing sumptuous and healthy meals. School children were able to witness and taste this savory dishes but produce in a sustainable manner.

Photo credits to Central Philippine University


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