November 06, 2016

PH black pepper production area in Davao Occidental gets ‘five star’ rating

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  • In a report published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jakarta-based International Pepper Community (IPC) executive director W. Don Lionel Gunaratne gives ‘five star’ rating to a nursery of black pepper seedlings in Davao Occidental.

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    Photo by Eldie Aguirre for Philippine Daily Inquirer grabbed from pressreader.com

    According to Davao Occidental Governor Claude Bautista in a report by Sun.Star Davao, 10,000 hectares of black pepper are targeted to be developed in selected municipalities using a plantation-based system of management. With this, the provincial government can subsidize the production costs through a scheme called “Plant Now, Pay Later.”

    He added that a team of agricultural technicians will manage and monitor the whole process from the production stage up to marketing which are conducted by every cluster of famers formed.

    Bautista is positive that “with the climatic condition and the type of soil that we have, there is no reason for Davao Occidental not to be able to expand the production of pepper in the entire province and become known for pepper production in Southeast Asia.”

     

    Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun.Star Davao

               
               
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