MASIPAG Farmer Trainer Eric in Zamboanga Sibugay practices a Rice- Based DIFS (Diversified Integrated Farming System). Diversification and integration of livestock such as chicken, duck and goat along with aquaculture of fresh-water fish like Tilapia in farming upholds higher biodiversity in contrast to mono-culture. As well promotes diversified food and income source. #
Developing Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems encourages farmers to shift from monocropping to diversified and integrated farming systems; from chemical to organic farming; and focusing from the individual farm ecosystem to community/agro-ecosystem wide conversion. Technical support and information is providied on critical aspects such as soil fertility management, alternative pest management, cropping systems, diversification and farm integration.