Onion lab to rise in Nueva Ecija town
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said an Onion Research Laboratory and model farm will be built in Bongabon town in Nueva Ecija to raise production of onions.
Bongabon is considered the onion capital of the country.
Piñol said cold storage facilities will also be built in the onion-producing areas of Nueva Ecija.
He said the model farm, which will be solar powered, will use shallots instead of seeds and drip irrigation for propagation. It is expected to be established this year.
Piñol ordered Bureau of Agriculture Research to gather the onion leaves, which are just thrown away, and see if they could be dehydrated and used as spice in arroz caldo, mami and other Oriental dishes.