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Mangarita Organic Farm

The Mangarita Farm is an initiative of Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya, Inc. (SIBAT) to efficiently carry on its mandate in promoting sustainable agriculture in Philippine rural communities. It is meant to provide a learning venue for farm technologists and local farmers.

Serving as a technology extension center, it likewise hopes to demonstrate technologies on crop and animal integration including diversification while highlighting the economic viability and ecological soundness of sustainable agriculture.

All these operations are carried out in the small farming communities of Manga and Sta. Rita in Capas, Tarlac.

Farm Components

Community Seedbank
This involves improvement, conservation and dissemination of organic seeds to farmers. Vegetable and rice seeds undergo performance trials and are conserved in situ and in appropriate seed storage methods.
Organic Vegetable Production
This comprises the main products of the farm that caters to the mainly Manila-based organic niche market. The vegetables are grown using only biofertilizers and natural spray preparations - free from chemical fertilizers and toxic pesticides. Care, maintenance and handling of the vegetable crops ensure that standards for crop production are strictly adhered to.
Organic Rice Production
A total of 3 hectares are primarily allocated for organic rice production. The direction of organic rice production is to test technological and economic changes in a conversion process of conventional rice farming system. This has been attributed to rural situations wherein rice farmers are reluctant to undertake drastic changes in their chemical-based production methods.
Bio-fertilizer Production
The facility will ensure the continuous production of bio-fertilizers to be used in the farm and on rice production areas. The facility also produces biological spray formulations such as indigenous microorganisms and other plant-based preparations for fertilization and pest management.
Livestock and Poultry
Ducks, native chicken, goats and swine currently comprise the animal stocks in the farm. The rearing methods being developed are those which are in compliance with organic system. The farm envisions to producing and formulating the required feed needs of the animals which will also be in conformity to organic standards. It also hopes to improved grades of animal stocks.
Fish Pond
The fishpond is integrated into the farm to produce fish (e.g., tilapia, dalag and hito) reared through organic means. It is now integrated in the duckery for algal growth and fertilization.
Multipurpose House
An indigenous farm house serves both as training venue and accommodation for guests and visitors. This facility can accommodate a small number of trainees and apprentices on sustainable agriculture as part of the education and outreach to farmers.
Herbal and Silungan Garden
Herbal garden is also established featuring locally grown herbs and medicinal plants. The small patch will eventually be processing herbal medications and health supplements. The production will be landscaped next to the Silungan to doubly serve as relaxation area for the mind.
Extension and Marketing Support
The farm also conducts organic training seminars for interested farmers and assists in marketing of their organic crops. The production system ensures compliance to the national organic standards.

For further inquiries, please contact:

MR. PEDRO AURELIO DELA CRUZ
Mangarita Farm Manager /
Enterprise Program Coordinator
Brgy. Manga, Capas, Tarlac
Telephone: (02) 928-8316
Cellular phone: 0919-2101698
Email: sibat01@pldtdsl.net or
teng_dela_cruz@yahoo.com


Community-based Sustainable Agriculture (CBSA)

Urban Sustainable
Food Production


Community-based Renewable Energy Systems (CBRES)

Policy Advocacy for Sustainable Agriculture & Appropriate Technology

"SIBAT promotes village level sustainable development through application of people based science and technology"

Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya, Inc. (SIBAT)
40 Matulungin St., Brgy. Central, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 1100
E-mail: sibat01@pldtdsl.net, sibat_02@pldtdsl.net
Telefax: 63 (02) 928-8316
Tel. No.: 63 (02) 926-8971