Twenty good agricultural practices (GAP) – accredited mango farms can avail the soft loan for pesticides worth 35k each.
The mango farmers are cooperators of the BPSU project “Improvement of Mango Production through Science and Technology Innovations and Support Mechanisms for Capacity Development in Bataan and Zambales”, which is funded under CHED DARETO Research Grant.
BPSU Vice President for Research, Extension, and Training Services and Project Leader Dr. Hermogenes Paguia said the refund of the said amount will be made after every harvest. He said the scheme is part of the sustainability plan for the GAP accredited farms. The recipients of the trainings and capacity development activities of the project can also avail the pesticide loan.
The funding of the loan also came from the CHED DARETO grant.