Farm-to-market road built to develop coffee industry in Kalinga
A farm to market road project (FMR) being developed in Tabuk City, Kalinga is now nearing completion and is set to further improve the coffee industry in the province.
The project, which is being implemented through the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), is 15.8-kilometers long and will span from Bulanao to Amlao.
With a cost of P180 million, the road is now 85 percent complete, a report in Manila Bulletin showed.
The report said that once completed, the project will put an end to the problem of transporting people, goods and products to and from the market.
Along with the FMR, the Kalinga Coffee Trading Center (KCTC) in Barangay Bulanao, Tabuk City will also be operational and will be made available to six farmer cooperatives as proponent groups (PG) of the Kalinga Integrated Coffee Processing and Marketing Enterprise, a subproject under the PRDP’s I-REAP (Enterprise Development) component.
“The trading center will be used for the consolidation and marketing of coffee green beans produced by cooperative members,” the report further said.