Davao’s floriculture advocates for growing income with ornamental plants

The Floriculture Industry of Davao Incorporated (Fidi) is actively advocating income generation programs centered around ornamental plants.

Evelyn Laviña, co-chair of the Mindanao Floriculture Congress (MFC) and Fidi founder, said during the Habi at Kape media forum on Wednesday, November 22, held at Ayala Malls Abreeza, that the organization aims to highlight the economic potential of floriculture beyond its aesthetic appeal.

“It’s both marketing and for the health and wellness using our ornamental plants not just aesthetically but also for our income generation,” Laviña said. She said the MFC aims to reconnect people, particularly the younger generation, with nature by showcasing the financial opportunities within floriculture.

The initiative serves as a preliminary event for the larger congress scheduled for November 2024, themed “Reconnect with Nature, Embrace Floriculture.” The MCF will feature plant exhibits, sales, a plant competition, and skills training programs.The skills training programs will be tailored for students but are open to the public, offering insights into the practical aspects of floriculture. The topics covered will include fundamental aspects of floriculture.

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