Gov't maps out strategy to grow seaweed sector
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The Department of Agriculture (DA) plans to craft the country’s seaweed roadmap following huge export demand from one of the local aquaculture commodities. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) targets to increase seaweed production by at least five percent annually from 2017-2022. BFAR plans to implement three key programs to address the challenges including trainings for farmers and production of climate-resilient species, training for farmers to become entrepreneurs and promotion of community-based product champions.
Simeon, L. M. (2017, April 9). Gov't maps out strategy to grow seaweed sector. Philippine Star, p. B4.
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