25 Nov

Urban Container Gardening Training Once More

Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. will offer once more a training on Urban Container Gardening, but this time, it would be a more detailed discussion and it will be a whole day training. This will be on December 14, 2016 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Board Room of our Chamber.


This will be the second time that we will have a collaboration with Mr. Perfecto “Jojo” B. Rom, Jr. on Urban Container Gardening. Jojo Rom graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Major: Crop Science at the Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan) in 2001. He developed the Household Resource Dynamic Flow (©HRDF 2008) -a system he created since 2002, from his interpretation and understanding of the Ecological Sanitation Philosophy that guided him in realizing some practical principles in Agro-ecology he learned in school. A system serves as a guide in resource mobilization in the household level. His short exposure study to the different farming systems in the country of France in 2003 validated HRDF System, he pursued the idea for a couple of years before materializing it in 2007. He then called the project “Urban Container Gardening-A household-based Waste Management and Food Security System. With his gains from the array of developmental perspectives he advocates Urban Container Gardening (UCG) as a strategy to mitigate risks brought about by economic and natural disasters affecting the poor communities in the urban areas-where every home can participate in food production and waste management. In 2010, UCG gained recognition from both the communities and international funders (Swiss Solidarity, HEKS Switzerland and Christian Aid-London) when it became the central component enterprise of “Post-Ondoy Livelihood Rehabilitation Project” in Banaba, San Mateo, Rizal. By the end of 2012 Business Mirror’s five-part series that appeared in the newspaper’s Agriculture page from August 15-19 2011 entitled “XU graduate practices urban container gardening” was awarded 2011 Story of the Year by the 5th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards. He is the author of UCG A Home Farming Manual-With an Introduction to Household-based Waste Management and Food Security System. He is the consultant of:

Balay Mindanaw Foundation Incorporated for the rehabilitation of

  • 2011 tropical storm ‘Sendong’ survivors in Cagayan de Oro
  • 2012 Super Typhoon Pablo Survivors in Davao Oriental
  • 2013 Super Typhoon Yolanda survivors in Leyte areas

World Bank for the Urban Container Gardening Project of Informal Waste Sectors of 10 cities in the Philippines

United Nation Development Program (UNDP) for the “Post-Yolanda Agri-livelihood Rehabilitation Projects” of the Province of Biliran

National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) for the “Integrated Community Food Security Project (ICFP)” of 23 Municipalities in Mindanao.

Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) Mindanao for Urban Container Gardening Projects

City Government of Mati, Davao Oriental for the Establishment of “City-wide Green Communities Project featuring: Urban Container Gardening”

Jojo Rom is known for being an Advocate for Democratized Agriculture and Founder of Urban Container Gardening (UCG) / Home Farming. During the third day of the 18th Davao Agri Trade Expo which was on September 24, 2016, we had him as one of our resource speakers, and more than 400 participants came. That time, it was just an introductory of Urban Container Gardening, this time, it would be more comprehensive.



Register now, as we will only have limited slots for this event. Learning fee is Php 1,500 only, which is inclusive of Lunch and AM/PM snacks. For more information, you may click this link: http://davaochamber.com/portfolio/urban-container-gardening-training/ or you may contact our Customer Service and Training Staff, Ms. Arlyn G. Tolentino through contact number (082) 300-2198 or email arlyntolentino@davaochamber.com

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