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Davao DA regional allots P49 million to rehabilitate senile cacao trees

DAVAO CITY—The regional Department of Agriculture (DA) here plans to embark on a P49-million rehabilitation of old cacao trees and to apply appropriate farm technology to manage cacao farms.

The rehabilitation would involve pruning and application of fertilizers to arrest the declining production of cacao, the DA-High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) said.

The rehabilitation targets are the senile and unproductive cacao trees not less than 10 years old. Farmers would be provided with “a package of technical assistance and training, and provision of pruning equipment and fertilizers,” HVCDP coordinator Melani Provido said.

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