Philippines: BPI, Kopia launch vegetable project

Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI) and the Korea Partnership for Innovation of Agriculture (Kopia) Philippines Center launched its village project, which aims to increase vegetable production in Laguna.

DA-BPI and Kopia launched its "Pilot Village Project on Protective Cultivation and Postharvest Management of Vegetables" in Siniloan, Laguna, on September 5. The said facilities aim to increase vegetable production by 200 percent in the pilot communities, help improve the technical proficiencies of extension workers, and increase the income of participating farmers by 20 percent.

"By extension, what we learn from this endeavor establishes a mechanism whereby other local governments and farmer organizations can utilize the same technologies based on their terms," DA Senior Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban said.

The project will benefit at least 100 farmers in Siniloan through the provision and promotion of greenhouses with drip irrigation systems, postharvest technologies, farm cultivators, and good agricultural practices.


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