The Quezon City University QCU) launched on Tuesday, Feb. 15, the Center for Urban Agriculture and Innovation.
“This is part of our effort to create a smart and sustainable city. Through this Center for Urban Agriculture, we can learn how to further expand our urban farming initiatives, and include our students and other stakeholders in the process,” Mayor Joy Belmonte mentioned.
The program was launched in partnership with the Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) and by way of the QC Government’s Sustainable Development Affairs Unit (SDAU).
It will present coaching and growth actions to allow QCU to include city agriculture into its curriculum packages.
A bee farm can also be a part of this system, which has an preliminary 5 bee colonies that have been funded by the QC Cooperative.
The workers of the college was educated by the Apiculture Producers Cooperative in beekeeping.
“This program is to reinforce our commitment to the sustainability of QC’s urban farming initiatives. With our vast campus grounds, we aim to maximize it by incorporating programs and projects that are aligned with the development goals of the city government,” QCU President Dr. Theresita Atienza mentioned.
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