From learner to preacher: Albert Tampus advocates the use of Bio Gas Digester

Created on Wednesday, 28 August 2019 Published Date

“I am happy to share what I know. I will be happier to see more farmers like me having better lives with reduced expenses and saving the world mitigate pollution,” Albert Tampus, 52, said.

Tampus, resident of Brgy. Sagkahan, Carigara, Leyte was one of the 40 farmers who finished the Swine and Animal Waste Management Training last April 2018. He was awarded with free installation of bio gas digester by the Department of Agriculture, as part of the culminating activity.

Since the time he received the bio gas digester, he felt the need to share the idea to other farmers by teaching them how to construct it.

“I have read that in 2017 to 2018 the pollution rate in agriculture reached 62%. This was a wake up call for me having learned from the training that using bio gas digester can help lessen air pollution by making use of animal waste, which is usually considered dirty and scrap,” he shared.

In partnership with the Local Government Unit of Carigara, Leyte, Albert and his association, initiated trainings on bio gas digester wherein they discussed and demonstrated basic steps of the installation.

“We fully support the promotion of this kind of technology. Hence, we invite Albert and his team to some activities in our town where they can introduce the bio gas digester,” Josefina Josol, Municipal Agriculture Officer revealed.

“Last July this year, they were present during the Agri-fair organized by the local government. They gladly shared this knowledge and the steps on how to put it up. In case of a need for deeper understanding and demonstration, they provided their contact numbers where other people can reach them,” she added.

Albert Tampus’ team has collaborated with the Upper Hiraan Integrated Farmer’s Association. They have worked together in promoting the advocacy to other associations.

Josol expressed gratitude to the Department of Agriculture for introducing bio gas digester to some of their farmers which now become popular in Carigara.  (JENNINA JUNE LEIRA L. BROSAS, Information Writer, FRANCISCO C. ROSAROSO, RAFIS Chief)

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