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Small Farmers Perk Up Mindanao Coffee Trade


MARAMAG, Bukidnon — Four of the country’s five top coffee producing areas are in Mindanao, with small farmers contributing the bulk of the production, an agriculture official said.

This prompted the Department of Agriculture (DA) and a multinational company to launch programs to address the needs of small coffee growers to sustain the growth of Mindanao’s coffee industry.

According to Carlota Madriaga of the DA regional office, Soccsksargen (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos) had the biggest production followed by the Davao region, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and Northern Mindanao.

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