Published: July 20, 2019 02:22pm | Puerto Princesa City
Yamang Bukid Farm's biodiversity is evident with these pictures of bees sipping nectar on the Farm's various flowers (Photos by JM Zap)“Yamang Bukid Farm is a place of a happy farming community where genuine happiness is not for sale. It is an agroforestry or integrated production system that is based on organic farming approach,” Bro George said, adding YBF has become one of the fastest-growing farm tourism destination in Puerto Princess and in Palawan.
A farmer works on one of Yamang Bukid Farm's contoured plots. Palawan's emerging farm tourism destination is aiming to become a model of sustainable agriculture. (Photo by JM Zap)Dr. Rodolfo “Jun” Abalus Jr., a tree scientist who is also a Yamang Bukid Farm consultant, will also do a presentation on biomass and carbon stocks found in a sub watershed at Mt. Makiling of Southern Luzon. The conference, which will also feature researches, studies and learnings conducted in biosphere reserves is organized by Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) and Palawan Knowledge Platform for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development and co-organized by international partners from South Korea, University of Montreal in Canada, University of Kansas (USA) and with participation from Nagoya University, City University of Hong Kong and UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Yamang Bukid Farm's famed sunflower garden (Photo by JM Zap)The conference will also highlight the learning laboratories for sustainable development under Unesco’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme.