PHILFIDA-IX STARTS TO IMPLEMENT ABACA DISEASE MANAGEMENT PROJECT (ADMP) IN SULU
Date Posted May 2019
The PhilFIDA-IX implemented the Abaca Disease Management Project (ADMP) for an initial area of 30 hectares last February 2019 in Barangay Sawaki, Indanan, Sulu. This activity came about when some abaca farmers reported from the said area that the number of hills of their abaca farms were decreasing because of an abaca disease unfamiliar to them. When this concern reached PhilFIDA-IX regional office, Regional Director Alex Jaducana instructed Mr. Keven R. Badon, Technical Assistance Unit Head, and Mr. Aladin Repaso, Research Unit Head, to travel to Sulu to inspect and validate the occurrence of the abaca disease.
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BICOL TO EMBARK ON COCO-ABACA INTERCROPPING
Date Posted April 2019
By: OIC – Regional Director Mary Anne R. Molina
DA Secretary Manny F. Piñol endorsed Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries (PCAF) committee on Commercial Crops Resolution #33 series of 2018 recommending the development of coconut–abaca intercropping program through the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA).
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