The Agricultural and Fishery Development Plan of the Municipality of Oton gives a detailed and valid description of the Agricultural and Fisheries activities and goal of the different program and projects to be accomplished. The goal and objectives in this plan conform to the aim of the town “ To live in a healthy and ecologically balance community thru food sufficiency”.
With the rapid urbanization of Iloilo City, which is only 10.2 kilometers away from the town of Oton, the trend of development radiates towards the direction of this town. Lands that are devoted primarily for agricultural purposes will be affected by this dynamic change if the growth of urbanization will not be regulated.
Oton, with its vast natural resources suited for rice, livestock, poultry, high value crops and vegetables, will continue to support Iloilo province for its agricultural needs. The towns topography which is flat to slightly rolling terrain where agricultural land is practically developed will only need more intensive farming techniques to increase its cropping intensity to maximize production.
We believe that with this plan, we are now aware of the proper idea and guide in the solution to our problems that we may encounter in order that we may realize our objectives and goals for the effective implementation of the development programs/projects we envision. In so doing, we shall contribute to the development of our municipality as a whole.
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FARMERS AND FISHERFOLKS IN OTON