Thu. Jan 21st, 2021

FarmFest 2021 is being held online from today to February 7 to showcase a variety of local agricultural and fisheries products and gourmet food, the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department said.

The department made the decision to hold the one-month event online in light of the latest COVID-19 developments.

Over 100 local fishermen and farmers are taking part including accredited fish farmers, oyster farmers, organic farmers, accredited farmers, traditional premium vegetable farmers and hydroponic farmers.

Local vegetables available at the FarmFest will be harvested and delivered to the consumers on the same day.

The department pointed out that online exhibitions are also available to enable consumers to learn more about the production of premium produce.

The agricultural zone features a virtual farm tour to introduce characteristics and technology used in the cultivation of local tomatoes, sweet potatoes and broccoli while the fisheries zone displays videos and photos of technology applied in the fisheries industry, features of local fisheries products and recreational fishing.

A series of short videos featuring local agricultural and the fisheries industry and their products are also available.

By Bureau