Basilan farmers level up to calamansi juice production
Calamansi farmers in one of the towns of Basilan province will start the production of juice in April, this year.
Secretary Myra Mangkabung of the Department of Science and Technology in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOST-ARMM) said they have released P3 million for the construction of the processing plant in Barangay Tairan, Lantawan town which would completed this month.
Mangkabung said the P3 million allocation includes the purchase of the needed equipment and tools in the production of juice as well as for the farmers’ capacity building.
Mangkabung said farmers in Tairan have an existing four hectares farm planted to calamansi.
“They are expanding the farm to six hectares and that’s more than enough to sustain continuous production of calamansi juice,” she said.
She said DOST-ARMM would also assist the farmers in marketing the calamansi juice products.
She said the production of the calamansi juice would boost the income of the farmers in Barangay Tairan, Lantawan. (PNA)