US-Backed Project Revives Coffee Farm In Zamboanga Del Sur


A dying coffee farm in Zamboanga del Sur was restored to health, thanks to the intervention of a United States-funded coffee project.

Washington-based international development organization ACDI/VOCA said its technical team revived the ailing collective coffee farm in Zamboanga, which suffered from nutrient deficiency and was struck by pests and fungi.

“The farm was successfully saved from further deterioration through the intervention and technical support provided by the Philippine Coffee Advancement and Farm Enterprise [PhilCAFE] project technical team,” the ACDI/VOCA said in a statement sent to the BusinessMirror on August 12.

It said the 20-hectare farm of the San Pablo Zamboanga del Sur Coffee Farmers Association (SPZDSCFA) encountered problems in the first quarter.

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