Palace welcomes DA’s decision to allot funds for coffee industry
President Rodrigo Duterte has welcomed the decision of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to allot sufficient funds to develop the country’s coffee industry.
“Another good news. Magandang balita po sa mga magsasaka ng kape. Naglaan ng halagang P354.6 million ang Department of Agriculture para sa pagpapalago ng produksyon ng kape sa ating bansa na inaasahang makakaani ng 214,626 metric tons sa taong 2022,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said yesterday.
The fund allocation is part of the implementation of the Philippine Coffee Industry Roadmap 2017 to 2022, which aims to make the country coffee self-sufficient.
The Coffee Industry Roadmap is a collaboration between the DA and the Department of Trade and Industry.
It aims to help coffee farmers attain inclusive growth through a value-chain approach, as well as increase and sustain yields and incomes, improve farm productivity and enhancement of farmers capabilities and skills.