First-of-its kind organic urban farm opens in bustling Taguig City
A first-of-its-kind organic urban farm has been put up in Taguig City by Germany-based Bayer as a showcase of sustainable farming.
The 200-square meter urban garden called “Bayer Kubo” aims to be part of contributing to meeting certain United Nations goals. The site is nearly along expressway C-5.
Bayer Philippines Inc. Managing Director Vinit Jindal said the urban garden in Taguig City will just be the first of a planned urban agriculture program of Bayer that may be replicated in other urban areas.
“With the Philippines’ growing population, urban agriculture will be important in food security,” said Jindal.
Meanwhile, Conrad Manila General Manager Laurent Boisdron said the hotel traditionally sources its supply of vegetables and herbs from the local market.
“We will now buy our vegetables from this farm. Yes we know the produce will be of high-quality with this partnership with Bayer and the community,” said Boisdron.
The project’s memorandum of agreement also includes Taguig local government unit (LGU) and civic group Rise Against Hunger.
Jomar Flores, Rise Against Hunger executive director, said some urban farms are just launched and later on abandoned.
But two major factors will contribute to sustainability of Bayer Kubo. This will be direct participation from the Pamayanang Diego Silang and the presence of a direct market in Conrad Manila. The BCDA housing community has 2,800 units with 62 buildings.