Coffee museum: New fix gives PH beans fresh jolt
A small museum, a map and a bit of genomics.
For a Filipino molecular geneticist and her team, these three could just be the right mix to give local coffee production a fresh jolt and help put the Philippines back on the “Coffee Belt”—the world’s bean-producing giants.
Dr. Maria Carmen Lagman, head of the biodiversity unit of De La Salle University (DLSU), is pioneering a project aimed at establishing and improving coffee varieties in the country in partnership with the National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center (NCRDEC).
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