BFAR to craft roadmap to put PH back in global seaweed market
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Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said on Wednesay the Department of Agricultue (DA) through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) will establish a National Seaweed Program to prepare local farmers to meet the growing demand in the world market for locally grown seaweed. To accomplish this, Piñol said that the DA and BFAR will craft a roadmap to implement the program that would pave way for a more aggressive seaweed farming in the country in the next five years. He added that the roadmap aims to lower the country’s reliance on imported seaweed through massive planting of seaweed, both for food and feeds, in strategic areas nationwide.
Galvez, J. (2017, April 6). BFAR to craft roadmap to put PH back in global seaweed market. The Manila Times, pp. B2, B3.
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Seaweeds; Marketing; Seaweed culture; Economics; Seaweed products; Carrageenins; Seaweed processing; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Department of Agriculture (DA); Ocean Harvest Technology Ltd. (OHT); Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA); Piñol, Emmanuel; Faulker, Simon; Ortiz, Irma
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