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Innovation needed to boost the country’s garlic production

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Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is pushing for technology-based innovations in garlic production as the Philippines still imports 90 percent of the country’s demand for this particular farm commodity.

In a study, SEARCA said raising Philippines’ garlic sufficiency level is possible through a “package of technology”, which mainly involves good seeds and fertilization using gibberelic acid and organic fertilizer.

Right now, the Philippines is still far from being self-sufficient in garlic. In 2018, the country imported more than 10 percent of the country’s demand for this agricultural product.

See full article at Manila Bulletin

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