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Arabica coffee soon to be planted in Mainit, Bontoc, MP



he officers of the Varatuken Farmer’s Organization of Barangay Mainit, Bontoc attended the Comprehensive Site Development Training at Ridgebrook Hotel, Bontoc on September 30-Octeber 2, 2013. The training aimed at formulating the work and financial plan of the Agroforestry Project, a sub component of CWCFMA ( Component 2).


“Khawis et pay tay inmali na budget na. Rugyan takut¬† na nursery uray mid paylang na damu ay bayad na.”(Its good that the budget is already available. Let us start establishing the nursery while waiting for the first release of fund) This was the statement of Ms. Charing Langbayan, the PO President,being grateful that their six-month training to the Farmer’s Field School has finally come to realization. The stipulated activities of the project in the plan were : nursery establishment, plantation, and maintenance. A simple bookkeeping was also discussed to the participants to guide them on how to record cash disbursements.


 With the plan being submitted and processed for release of funds, the organization however agreed that they will be starting the nursery establishment as early as possible. Their target: 32,000 arabica coffee seedlings, 20% of which is the anticipated mortality rate.// Sheryll Cherwaken


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