LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Preparations are underway for the staging of the 4th Pangasinan UMAANI Expo, the largest and grandest gathering of agriculture and fishery industry stakeholders, on March 17-21 at the Provincial Agriculture Center (PAC) in Tebag, Sta. Barbara.
Provincial Agriculturist Dalisay Moya has convened the members of the committees and technical working groups of the Umaani Expo on February 4 at the farmers’ pavilion located within the PAC compound to jumpstart preparations for the said event.
Umaani is a Pangasinan term which means harvesters to include farmers, fisherfolk, farm workers, and irrigators.
“For four years already, we have seen how our agriculture and fishery sector stakeholders work hand-in-hand in planning, and running this event, which is highly supported by the provincial administration,” Moya said.
The Umaani expo is a brainchild project of Governor Amado I. Espino III which serves as “a way to show recognition and gratitude to the farmers and fishermen for the their sacrifices and invaluable contributions to the food security of the province, and to nation building.”
The agricultural event also serves as show window for the latest trends in the farming system, and modern farm machineries, equipment; and market promotion for agricultural products.
Via executive order no. 0004-2020 issued on January 24, Governor Espino gave a marching order to the working committees and technical working groups to plan for the staging of the expo.
Featured in the five-day event are the following days packed with diverse activities: Formal Opening and Mass Graduation of agricultural training participants; Umaani Women’s Agri-Business Day; Agew na Umaaniy Pagey (Rice Farmers Day); Agew na Manag-Ayep (Livestock Raisers’ Day); Agew na Umaanid Tanaman (Corn and High Value Crops, and Organic Agriculture Program Practitioners and Advocates Day); Agew na Umaaniy Sira (Fisherfolk Day); and Umaani Agri-Industrial Expo & Trade Fair.
/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca