Commissions to issue farming guideline
Two-part advice to cover information on agriculture and motivation for farmers
They will prepare a two-part advice module. "The first part is information on agriculture and farming as well as motivation for farmers to love their work more. This will include the meaning of work and the importance of agriculture as seen from the perspective of the Bible, Church social teachings, ethics and morals,” Gregorius Am’isa, secretary of the commission for socio-economic development, said.
The second part “contains technical matters on how to become a professional, creative and smart farmer and an independent Catholic farmer in the diocese which borders with Timor Leste,” he added.
He was speaking before several people attending a May 11-13 meeting in Wisma Emaus in the district. Five priests and a nun were among participants of the meeting organized by the four commissions.
In a talk, Father Theodorus Asa Siri said agriculture is the embryo of all industrial products today.But many farmers want to leave the industry to become a motorcycle taxi driver, where money is easier to earn.
“A modern life cannot be separated from natural resources and agricultural activities. Moreover, 76.26 percents of Catholics in this diocese rely for their living on farming,” the priest continued.
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