DAVAO CITY — Three organic farm restaurants can now claim that their products are 100 percent organically grown and produce after receiving the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) organic certication.
“The Davao PGS brand is a second-party certification process which is recognized by the city’s Organic Agriculture Management Committee (OAMC) and the Department of Agriculture’s Technical Committee on Organic Agriculture (TCOA). When you are certified PGS, this means that your farming process follows the established national standards on organic farming.” said PGS Inspector Alex Betarmos.
Go Organic Davao City (GoDC) representative Joy Enriquez in a statement on Tuesday, August 23, said they welcome this development as “this signals a positive start for the organic food movement under the administration of Mayor Inday Sara.”
Enriquez said more PGS-certified organic restaurants will benefit not only the public who will have “more healthy and more affordable food choices,” but also the farmers who will receive incentive to shift to organic farming because of the demand.
“And because it is environment-friendly, organic farming helps the city and its watersheds become healthy and green,” she said.
The three organic farm restaurants that received the certification include the Balik Bukid Farm and Kitchen; Minkah’s Urban Farm and Resto and La Fermette Tacunan Farm. (davaotoday.com)