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BPSU assists mango farms to become GAP-certified

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SAMAL, Bataan – The Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) is pushing for the farms in the province to have Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification from Department of Agriculture (DA).

“We will work for all the mango farms involved in the project to become GAP-certified”, said BPSU Research Development Director and Project Leader  Dr. Hermogenes Paguia during the recent Farmers’ Field Day and Harvest Festival in the farm of Raul Dela Rosa, this town.

There are 24 farms (2 in each of the 11 towns and one city) in  the province participating in the project,  “Sustainable Mango Production through Science and Technology Innovations and Support Mechanisms for Capacity Development in Central Luzon” being implemented by the university  and funded by CHED under its Discovery-Applied Research and Extension for Trans/Inter-disciplinary Opportunities (DARE TO) Research Grant.

“You cannot competitively sell your produce unless you have Good Agricultural Practices certification from Department of Agriculture”, he added.

“Bataan farmers must become competitive in order to take advantage of the thriving ASEAN market”, he also said.

Representatives from DA gave GAP orientation to mango farmers attending the field day in Dela Rosa’s Farm.

“We will also assist you in submitting the application and would follow up with the DA  the inspection of your farm”, Paguia assured the mango farmers.

Bataan mango growers hold Farmers’ Field Day and Harvest Festival

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