Villar’s SIPAG holds training on dragon fruit production
The Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) has started dragon fruit production and cultivation training at its farm school in Bacoor, Cavite.
The six-month course will be held in partnership with Dragon Farm Trading of Bulacan. The trade department will also conduct special seminars on packaging and labelling or tagging, to aid the participants when they start a business, as well as steps in getting business permits, etc.
Sen. Cynthia Villar, director of Villar SIPAG, said in a statement that the dragon fruit production training is being offered so that “farmers to take advantage of the commercial value of dragon fruits and provide them with opportunities to increase their income from other crops.”
Dragon fruits can be taken as a fruit, flower, vegetable and as a health product.
It became a popular commodity because of its health benefits such as the prevention of cancer and hypertension, enhancement of metabolism, and improvement of the immune system.
The foundation has also provided courses on urban farming, livestock production, and aquaculture, among others.