Japanese firm to recycle pineapple byproducts for free to give to farmers
A Japanese company has committed to processing by products of the pineapple industry for free to turn into organic fertilizer and animal feeds for free.
In a release, the Department of Agriculture said Sagana Japan Co. Ltd. will be collecting pineapple stacks from farmers in South Cotabato to process into fertilizers and animal feeds.
The DA said the fertilizer and feeds will be distributed to farmers’ cooperatives and plantation owners in Mindanao as additional inputs for production.
Sagana Japan has an agreement with the South Cotabato local government for the project.
Sagana Japan plans to establish 16 such facilities in Mindanao. The first, which will cost $5 million, will be built in Tupi.