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Benguet farmers adopt Japans safe vegetable production technology

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With the disruption of the value chain during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), local farmers in Benguet have adopted Japan’s safe vegetable production and marketing technology to boost sustainability.

With the disruption of the value chain during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), local farmers in Benguet have adopted Japan’s safe vegetable production and marketing technology to boost sustainability.

This was made possible after years of undergoing training through the auspices of the Japan Agricultural Exchange Council (JAEC) in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Our farmers were trained to become more competitive in the market by using available raw materials for production, producing organic vegetables that are safe for consumption, and becoming more competitive against imported vegetables, said Wilfredo de Chavez, JAEC chief technical advisor for the Safe Vegetable Production and Marketing Technology Project.

See full article at Manila Bulletin

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