• DA lures Bicol farmers into coffee, cacao production


    PILI, Camarines Sur: The regional office for Bicol here of the Department of the Agriculture (DA) has trained farmers, nursery operators and farm extension workers on the propagation of coffee and cacao. The two-day training course on “Nursery Establishment, Management and Propagation Techniques of Selected Fruit Crops” recently conducted in Nabua, Camarines Sur was focused on the two high-value fruit crops in an effort to lure the participants into their commercial production. Rosita Imperial, DA’s regional supervising science research specialist, on Saturday said. Coffee and cacao are among the high-value crops being promoted for development in the region owing to enormous market demand and high export potential, Imperial said.



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