Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol took Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino to a Department of Agriculture sorghum demo farm in Makilala, North Cotabato, during the weekend to explore options for Negros Occidntal.
He showed Marañon’s group that sorghum can be ratooned three times in a year and the stalks can be a source of silage for livestock, which can be a potential alternative crop for Negros Occidental, if the market is available, Piñol said.
Piñol said he also showed the governor his free-range chicken project.
“We also talked about the February 11 and 12 sugar stakeholders summit,” he added.
The summit that will tackle strategies against the challenges of globalization and liberalization, will be held at the DA headquarters in Metro Manila, he said.*
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