DA Bicol distributes 3,300 ginger planting materials to CamSur farmers
The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP), recently distributed a total of 3,300 kilos of ginger to various vegetable growers in Camarines Sur.
A statement showed that at least 66 beneficiaries from different Vegetable Growers Association in Camarines Sur mostly in Libmanan, Lupi, Tigaon and Ocampo received 50 kilos of ginger for each member to be planted in their 1,000 square meters individual plot.
Ginger is an excellent spice crop commonly called as “luya”. Because of its many healing properties like anti-oxidant, pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, this medicinal crop is now being added by vegetable growers in their commercial crops production.
Before the distribution, the members were briefed by Marilyn Dimaculangan, an HVCDP staff, regarding the latest technology on Ginger Production and the its health benefits.
The activity was conducted to help the growers cope with the overflowing demand for this spicy and medicinal crop.