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Agriculture dep’t holds investment forum on kasoy, cacao production in Palawan

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The Department of Agriculture-MIMAROPA has conducted an investment forum, business trends and market situationer on kasoy (cashew) and cacao production at the provincial capitol.

The said investment forum was part of the Baragatan sa Palawan Festival 2018 celebration, which commemorates the 116th anniversary of the Palawan government.

Randy Pernia, senior agriculturist mula sa DA- Agri-Marketing Assistance Division MIMAROPA, said that their department focuses on the production on kasoy and cacao as Palawan has high production rate on the said industry.

“S,o ito ang pagsasama-sama ng iba’t ibang ahensya ng gobyerno na kung saan sila ang involved, ang may partnership sa DA na makakasama’t makakatulong sa lalo pang pagsasaayos ng industriya ng kasoy at cacao. Nandyan ang Department of Trade and Industry at iba pang mga organisayon ng mga malalaking farmers, sila ang pwede nating makatulong doon sa pagpapalaki pa ng industriya,” Pernia was quoted as saying.

He said that farmers need to learn the value-chain to increase the production of cacao and kasoy.

“Pagpunta namin doon sa mga bukid nakita namin na talagang malaki ang natututok lang doon sa produksyon ng mga kernel o ng mga nuts. Pero mas maganda sana katulad ng ginagawa ng DA ‘yung magkaroon ng value chain,” said Pernia.

“Parang papataasin pa natin ang kakayahan at ima-maximize pa natin ang cashew production para makapag-produce pa ng ibang produkto.”

The said forum was part of the ASPIRE or the Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment in Regional Expositions program which was just lauched last June 15