- Posted March 4, 2013 by
King-king Copper-Gold Project Partners with Local Center to Teach Sustainable Farming Methods
The King-king Copper-Gold Project (KCGP) is partnering with the Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center (MBRLC) to teach sustainable farming practices to local communities.
Members of the KCGP environmental team trained participants on Rubber Production and Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT) at the MMRLC at Bansalan, Davao del Sur on February 14-16. Representatives from five Pantukan barangays, Tribal Chieftains, Vice Chieftains, KCGP Staff and representatives from Municipal Agricultural Office (MAO) attended the training.
St. Augustine Gold & Copper Ltd (SAGCL), the Toronto–listed mining firm, is developing the King-king Copper-Gold Project (KCGP) in Pantukan, Compostela Valley province.
“The training project is part of our effort to partner with the National Greening Program,” said Debbie Ruth Liao-Yasay, Manager for Environment and Permitting of KCGP.
“The 3-day training will help build capacity in the local community and continue to strengthen our relationship with our neighbors.”
St. Augustine actively supports the objective of the National Greening Program (NGP), which is to harmonize the greening efforts of government, the community and the private sector. “By participating in the NGP, KCGP is not only fulfilling our obligation to the Philippines, but helping to mitigate climate change, promote resource protection & conservation and boost productivity,” said Engr. Debbie Yasay.
The MBRLC said the training partnership with KCGP benefits everyone.
“Our mission is to provide practical ways of helping develop the countryside through the training courses on simple yet practical farming technologies,” said MBRLC Training Director Ms. Elsa Narciso Ablayon. “Here in MBRLC, we provide Sustainable Farming Systems, Crop Production and Livestock Fish and Poultry. We value the expertise the KCGP environmental team brings to our work.”
In addition to the Rubber Production and SALT Training, KCGP also sponsored Coffee Production and Technology at Nestle Philippines Inc. for eight IPs from Pantukan, Compostela Valley.
"Dako kaayo cyag natabang sa amoa kay kinahanglan gyud namo ma apply ang salt para sa pantukan farmers. Ma preserve ang soil fertilization ug ma minimize ang soil erosion. Ug maka produce sab cya ug nitrogen sa yuta. Bisan pa wala mi sa kompanya ma tudluan nko ang akong mga kaubanan sa Pantukan nga naa sa farming. Ug bahin sa rubber, ang dakong tabang kay ang rubber budding para mapadali ang pag produce ug mailhan kung unsang variety ang isumpay sa punuan sa rubber." cited by Mr. Edwin Pescadero – KCGP Nursery Capataz.