DA, URC team up to boost potato outputBy EIREENE JAIREE GOMEZhome/Business/Top Business/DA, URC team up to boost potato outputThe Department of Agriculture (DA) and Gokongwei-led Universal Robina Corp. (URC) have joined hands toward the sustainable production of good-quality potatoes in the Philippines to enhance the competitiveness of the local potato industry. Under the partnership, the URC has donated P5-million worth of 135,000 metric tons (MT) of good quality potato seeds which will be used for four production cycles or two crop years. The 135,000 MT of potato seeds will be turned-over to the DA beginning January next year, according to Gokongwei. He said the three-fold program will have the URC to source the best possible potato seeds. The country’s annual potato production is 118,000 MT with Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Davao, and Northern Mindanao as major contributors to the total output.
Source: Manila Times November 08, 2018 16:22 UTC