MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, January 26 (PIA) – With some 30 members/stakeholders present, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Director Joselito S. Enot discussed and imparted his knowledge on  ASEAN Integration 2015 to members of the Provincial Agricultural & Fishery Council (PAFC) on January 22 at Provincial Agriculture’s Office (PAO).

    The objective was to orient members/stakeholders on ASEAN Integration 2015 and its impact to farmers and fishermen as well. The activity likewise allows farmers to interact and raise issues and challenges that they may face amid the integration.

    Enot meanwhile, stressed  that these challenges can be addressed by the farmers, as the government for its part is also working to ensures they will benefit from the integration.

    ASEAN will officially declare the establishment of an ASEAN Economic Community by December 2015, envisioned for a stable, prosperous, highly competitive ASEAN economic region in which there is a free flow of goods, services, investments and capital, equitable economic development and reduced poverty and socio-economic disparities.(Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam iNet)


    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Jan. 20 (PIA) – While it is known to grow the best and sweetest lanzones in the country, the province is likewise eyeing for production increase through macrosomatic cloning.

    Governor Jesus M. Romualdo bared that the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) is now ready for the technology, with a team of trained personnel to handle the macrosomatic training. Romualdo said the process will cut off the production and propgation period of lanzones planting materials to only 4 months, than the traditional propagation period which requires more than a year.

    He likewise noted that the province production is increasing every year, along with its new Camlong (Camiguin and Longkong) lanzones variety. For last year, about 20 metric tons of Camlong were produced from the model farm in Mahinog town, with a gross sale of P1.4 million.

    The Camlong variety is also sold at a higher price because of its shelf life, it can last longer than the native lanzones fruit.                                                                                                                                      

    In total, the province recorded about 810 metric tons of lanzones sold to Metro Manila, Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo and other nearby cities and provinces, last year. (JCV/PIA)


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