Friday, July 27, 2018

Funding Acquired for PH Greenhouses

A memorandum of agreement was recently signed between the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) and South Korea via its  Korea Agency for Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (EPIS).

The US$2.43 million grant will fund the development of greenhouses for high-value agricultural products. The greenhouses will enable farmers to control temperature, humidity and soil moisture for optimal growth.

This will enhance and increase the competitiveness of small to mid-size farmers via greenhouse technology.

“We have also committed that as soon as high-value vegetable farmers confirm the effectiveness of the smart greenhouses in increasing their productivity, we will propose the inclusion of the program for more greenhouses in the 2020 budget of the DA,”   Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol claimed.

The grant will aim to promote development and will help in raising additional revenues for farmers.

The pilot area shall be established in Benguet that will yield high-value vegetables.

Also, consultants and experts from South Korea will come to the country and Filipinos will train in Korea as part of the package. 

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