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Processed pineapple stacks may increase farmers income

Author: DA-Admin | 29 November 2016

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol listens as Sagana Japan Co., Ltd. President Chiaki Kushida explains the advantages of processing pineapple stacks into organic fertilizer and animal feeds during a dialogue at the Department of Agriculture office in Quezon City on November 28, 2016. According to Kushida, Sagana will collect pineapple stacks from the local farmers and process these into organic fertilizer and animal feeds for free. Once processed, it will be distributed to farmers’ cooperatives and plantation owners as additional inputs for their production. Sagana, thru an agreement with the provincial government of South Cotabato, plans to establish 16 facilities all across Mindanao, but will initially build the $5-million worth processing facility in Tupi. (photo by Alan Jay Jacalan/DA-AFID)

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