MAMBAJAO CAMIGUIN, Jan. 24 (PIA) — Farmer recipients here are now growing hybrid coconut seedlings or kabuwig nuts in a 13-hectare land area.
Kabuwig is a mix of embryo cultured coconuts and makapuno palm, which produces 20 percent makapuno yield.
This project is initiated by the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) in partnership with the local government units in its bid to increase farm productivity and contribute to the economic activity in the province.
To date, close to 2,000 kabuwig seedlings are now being planted.
The PCA , under its agri-business land development program, have likewise turned-over more 50,000 seednuts for dispersal to all five municipalities in the island-province.
The coconut rehabilitation by fertilization (salt fertilization) is likewise in full swing, benefiting some 188 farmers and fertilized 21,500 bearing trees. (PIA)