1 CAVITE / COF­FEE PRO­CESS­ING CEN­TER OPENS IN TAGAYTAY

Sun.Star Cebu - - NATION -

Cof­fee farm­ers en­gaged in re­viv­ing the once vast cof­fee-grow­ing site in the up­land barangay of Casile, some five kilo­me­ters away from the Tagaytay City high­lands, are now us­ing mod­ern agri­cul­tural meth­ods and farm­ing tech­niques through their co­op­er­a­tive’s Cof­fee Pro­cess­ing Cen­ter. In an in­ter­view with the Philip­pines News Agency, Dr. He­len Martinez, chief of the en­ter­prise de­vel­op­ment sec­tion and su­per­vis­ing sci­ence re­search spe­cial­ist of the Philip­pine Cen­ter for Posthar­vest De­vel­op­ment and Mech­a­niza­tion (Philmec) un­der the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture, said their team is train­ing cof­fee farm­ers on the use of mod­ern tech­nol­ogy in the post-har­vest stage. Martinez was one of the pi­o­neer­ing team mem­bers of multi-gov­ern­ment agen­cies help­ing up­land cof­fee farm­ers pro­duce and process their prod­ucts with the use of mod­ern equip­ment and farm im­ple­ment. /

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