Several agricultural infrastructures were built thanks to a donation from the South Korean government to help increase farmers’ income.
South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Lee Sang-hwa led the completion ceremony of nine greenhouses and a post-harvest building in Siniloan, Laguna, last week.
They were part of the project called “Pilot Village Project through Establishment of Protective Cultivation and Post-harvest Management of Vegetables in the Philippines” of the Korea Agricultural Innovation Partnership, an innovative program of Official development assistance from the Rural Development Administration, part of South Korea’s international outreach programs.
The project is expected to bring more stable income to farmers and encourage young people to also engage in agriculture.
Lee said “raising the living standards of farmers is key” to the Philippines’ quest “to become an upper-middle-income country.”
Besides Siniloan, other pilot village projects are also underway in Lucban, Quezon and Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija.
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