HomeMindanao Journal of Science and Technologyvol. 11 no. 1 (2013)

MOSCAT Eco-Techno Demo and Organic Agri-Park: Future Tourist Haven of Claveria, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

Rosalito A. Quirino | Elizar M. Elmundo | Eric Randy R. Politud | Alma L. Cosadio | Vilma L. Elmundo | Medardo G. Cosadio | Imelda U. Hebron

 

Abstract:

The Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology (MOSCAT) is a state institution of higher learning located in the upland farming community of Claveria, Misamis Oriental. A project was made possible with MOSCAT in partnership with National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region X, located within the campus that started from May 2010 to February 2012. Among the major components of the project is the physical establishment of the bahay kubo; and the subcomponents are the training of farmers, mass production of African night crawler worms for Vermimeal and Vermicast, production of Vermicast and Vermitea for organic fertilizer production and inland fishery production. All the components are 100% established based on the duration of the project. All the needed trainings for farmers in 2 pilot barangays of the project were successfully done, while the vermished has been continuously producing vermin worms and vermicompost/vermitea for distribution to farmers of pilot barangays and for commercial purposes being served. Though the project has been extended for a year, it still has accomplished more or less 90% with the remaining to be fixed by the college as counterpart. The phase 2 of the project which is the enhancement has already been approved. It is best recommended for the continuance of the unfinished components so that the project could gain ground to make it fully more established and operational in the coming years. However, despite the highly promising stature of Claveria as a taste of green paradise in Northern Mindanao, it is still an underdeveloped town seeking investors. Thus, the establishment of this project will gradually boost Claveria’s potential as a tourist haven in the future.