The Quezon City University has opened its Center for Urban Agriculture and Innovation which develops different models of urban farms to meet the needs of diverse stakeholders.
The learning hub is in partnership with the Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Training Institute (DA_ATI) and through the local government’s Sustainable Affairs Unit (SDAU). The Center will provide training and development activities to enable QCU to mainstream urban agriculture into its curriculum.
DA-ATI provided the funds in the amount of P14.5MM to develop the center within the QCU campus.
Among the Center’s innovation is a bee farm with an initial five bee colonies funded by the QCU cooperative. The staff of the QCU were also trained in beekeeping by the Agriculture Producers Cooperative.
The program is to reinforce the city’s commitment to the sustainability of Quezon City’s urban farming initiatives.