DA-11 sees expansion of coffee farms in Davao region in 4 years

The Department of Agriculture in Region 11 (DA-11) is bullish about the expansion of coffee production areas in the Davao Region to 20,000 hectares in 2022 from the current 16,000. Melani Provido, DA-11 High-Value Crops Development Program Coordinator, said DA sees an increase in the area, at least by 20 percent, and the production of coffee to 100 percent, or about one metric ton per hectare per year. In a business forum on Tuesday, Provido said coffee is one of the priority programs of the DA. The agency focuses on…

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DTI, DAR train ARBs sa dev’t ng mga bagong produkto mula sa saging

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cagayan provincial office and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) have teamed up with the local government of Rizal, Cagayan in training Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) in making new products from banana stalks. Some 30 ARBs and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Rizal joined the Skills Training on Leatherized Banana Stalks Manipulation conducted by DTI and DAR, in collaboration with Rizal LGU in Barangay Duyun, Rizal, Cagayan on Friday. DTI-Region 2 information officer Manilyn Ponce said the skills training was the…

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