TRAINING ON BASIC CACAO PRODUCTION and a Farmers' Field Visit was held on July 14 in Tagum City for members of the Dibabawon indigenous people of Compostela Valley Province.
Some 40 male and 11 female Dibabawon farmers, representing 200 beneficiaries of the Laak Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LAMPCO), participated.
The training provided basic knowledge and technologies on cacao production and for an increased appreciation and understanding of the economic opportunities available from cacao production.
Assistance was provided by the Dept. of Agriculture for the supply of cacao seedlings from its Cacao Double-Up Program. The cacao grower Kennemer Foods International opened up its Cacao Center for the farmers' visit.
The training and visit also served to strengthen the linkage between the University of the Philippines Mindanao, which manages a Land Reservation located in the province, and the Dibabawon Tribe and Barangay Council of Kidawa, located in Laak Municipality, Compostela Valley.
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