AGRICULTURE Secretary Bernie G. Fondevilla has urged over 600 delegates to the National 4-H Convention to help the government in addressing critical threats of climate change which is largely attributed to man’s abuse of Mother Earth.
In his speech, Fondevilla said that in order for the government to achieve its agri-fishery development and modernization amid climate change challenges, there must be a stronger and sustained collaboration among stakeholders – the DA, LGUs, other policy makers and implementers, farmers, fishers, entrepreneurs and other industry players.
The 4-H national convention is an annual event spearheaded by the DA’s Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) through its farm youth development program. It is attended by the farm youth, members of the Volunteer Leaders Association of the Philippines (VLAP) and the FYDP coordinators. There are more than 5,000 4-H Clubs organized in the barangay/municipalities in the country with about 150,000 members. (PIA-Bohol)