PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Conservation Int’l to conduct training on mango productionby Oliver T. Baccay
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Jan 18 (PIA) -- The Conservation International Philippines (CIP) is set to conduct a training on mango production to more than 100 upland farmers in the five barangays of southern Peñablanca, Cagayan.
Technical staff for agroforestry development Exiquiel Malanos said the project aims to provide feasible alternative livelihood opportunities for the upland farmers to alleviate poverty and reduce dependence to the natural forest resources.
He said the project also aims to facilitate mango production for agroforestry farmers under the Philippine Sustainable Reforestation Project (PSRP) in the pilot barangays of in Bugatay, Cabasan, Sisim, San Roque and Manga.
Malanos said the training is one way to engage farmers to become producers of mangoes of good quality which could be sold locally and abroad.
He said that although mango production is quite expensive considering the cost of farm inputs, CIP will train the beneficiaries on farm management practices to reduce the cost and to gain income.
The training include marketing and post harvest technology transfer to be able to facilitate skills on marketing and to impart to the beneficiaries the possible benefits they can get from the said project, Malanos added.
CIP is a non-government organization concerned on the protection and conservation of natural resources, especially the forest resources of the Philippines. (TCB/OTB/PIA-2)