PCA backs plan to set up coconut seed farm in Palawan
The plan to set up a coconut seed farm in Palawan has gained support from the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA).
PCA Administrator Romulo J. Dela Rosa, in his visit to the Palawan provincial capitol last April 10, said putting up a coconut seed farm in the province is “possible.”
“Yes, I think that is very well possible kasi first of all I think there is a demand dito sa isla ninyo,” PCA Administrator Dela Rosa said on the plan to establish a nursery in Palawan that could supply materials in the entire province and other parts of MIMAROPA.
He added that the plan is just right in time amid the launching of the hybridization program of the national government.
“So we will welcome that really because ang isang nasimulan na natin ngayong taon na ito is the hybridization program. Congress gave us some money for planting hybrids throughout the country kasi ang ating mga usual na coconuts ngayon ay ‘yung tall varieties but we would like to increase the productivity kaya kailangan natin mag-hybridization. So that’s why timely na kung magtatayo tayo ng seed farm dito maganda yon,” said Dela Rosa.
The province said that it eyes Barangay Buliluyan in Bataraza town as the possible location of the planned seed farm.
Sa naturang proposal ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan, magbibigay ito ng 100 ektaryang lupa para sa multi-year development program na ito. Napag-usapan rin ang iba pang dapat na ikonsidera tulad ng irigasyon at mga kinakailangang abono,” said the province.
“Sa ngayon umano ay dapat munang magkaroon ng kasunduan at malaman ang gampanin ng PCA at Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Palawan para sa proyekto at mabigyan ng karampatang alokasyon para sa taong 2019,” it added.