By: Roselle D. Lopez

Last 29 September 2022, the Provincial S&T Office of Rizal (PSTO-Rizal) conducted a one-day benchmarking activity for the Angono New Normal Farmers Association (ANNFA) in various learning sites such as the Melendres Farm in San Luis Antipolo Rizal, and Uminita’s Farm and Ed Tarriela Learning Center in San Jose, Antipolo Rizal.

The activity aims to enhance the farmers’ knowledge, skills, and overall farming experience through the acquisition of good farm management practices from Certified Good Agricultural Practice Farms.

ANNFA consists of senior citizens, unemployed husbands and wives with a common goal of strengthening their current vegetable production as supported under the Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST PCAARRD) GALING PCAARRD Kontra COVID-19 Program, a component of which is the Gulayan sa Pamayanan Project.