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Sustainable Agriculture




Tamlang Valley Sustainable Agriculture for Growth and Resiliency Project (TVSAGRP)

Tamlang Valley is poised to become the primary source of food for Negros Oriental Province and the Central Visayas Region. The vision for its economic growth emphasizes balance, broad-based development, sustainability, and inclusivity. Beyond agriculture, the project aims to enhance access to essential services such as human development, housing, education, and healthcare, laying the groundwork for a self-sufficient community. The overarching goal is to transform the previously impoverished and conflict-affected valley into a peaceful haven, offering a new start and greater opportunities for displaced and landless individuals.

In pursuit of this vision, the Tamlang Valley Project goes beyond agricultural initiatives, extending its focus to address fundamental community needs. By providing access to vital services and fostering inclusive development, the project aspires to create a thriving and harmonious community, offering a fresh start and increased opportunities for those who were once marginalized in the region.

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Project Introduction

Tamlang Valley Sustainable Agriculture for Growth and Resiliency Project

The Tamlang Valley Sustainable Agriculture for Growth and Resiliency Project (TVSAGRP) is a pivotal initiative spearheaded by the Province of Negros Oriental in collaboration with the Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NOCCI) and the Negros Oriental Investment Promotion Center (NOIPC). This project, approved by the Regional Development Council in 2021, aims to promote sustainable agricultural investments, enhance productivity, and ensure food sufficiency and security. Originally conceived in 2007 as the Tamlang Valley Zone of Peace Integrated Development Project, the initiative faced challenges due to insurgency. 

Recent national events, including issues with rice supply and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, prompted the province to revive the project, with the Tamlang Valley envisioned as a vital food source for Negros Oriental and the Central Visayas Region.

Tamlang Valley Sustainable Agriculture for Growth and Resiliency Project

Location of TVSAGRP

(Tamlang Valley Sustainable Agriculture for Growth and Resiliency Project )

The project area known as Tamlang Valley is situated along the four municipalities of Siaton, Sibulan, Sta. Catalina and Valencia.  

The Valley covers an area of around 26,835 hectares with slope ranging from 0 to 50 .  Around 7,400 hectares are forested, while around 16,300 hectares are grassland and considered potential for agricultural development.

Tamlang Valley Project

The Tamlang Valley project goes beyond addressing agricultural concerns; it seeks to create a balanced, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth model. In addition to fostering agricultural development, the initiative aims to improve access to essential services like human development, housing, education, and healthcare, transforming the valley into a peaceful community. 

The project’s holistic approach aims to alleviate poverty and demonstrate the benefits of healthy, safe, and environmentally friendly food production, incorporating the latest technologies and research.

The Provincial Government of Negros Oriental actively seeks collaborations and assistance, both local and international, to develop the Tamlang Valley into a potential agro-industrial zone. Initially identifying a 4,000-hectare territory for a pilot project, the government plans to showcase new agricultural production chains and provide relevant training programs for local farmers and professionals. 

The success of this initial phase could potentially lead to an expansion of the project area to 26,000 hectares, reinforcing the overall development of the Tamlang Valley Sustainable Agriculture for Growth and Resiliency Project.

Local Infrastructure Logistic Conditions

One of the main issues and actual limitation of the Tamlang Valley development is the poor road network.  Because of this, the farmers cannot step from self-supply to broadened market production.  Since they have hardly access to cities over long distances, they must sell their products at local markets in the proximity. 

 The same reason is behind the technology level of the plant and animal production, i.e. shipping of any heavy equipment and land machine is slow and complicated. 

Genetic Resources

The local plant and animal species have developed for centuries from native genetic pools, and are adapted to local climate, geography, and social conditions. Being advantageous as it is, these genetic pools can be further improved to enhance the reproduction and yield values without losing the original robustness and resiliency.

As part of this project we plan to introduce collaboration efforts to share best practices and expertise between Hungarian and Filipino experts, researchers, and academia.

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