LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 22 (PIA) — Ninety-hectares of abaca plantation in Irosin, Sorsogon will be replanted this year as part of the Abaca Industry Rehabilitation Project of the Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA).
The project is funded by Itochu, a Japanese company, in cooperation with FIDA and St. Anne’s Family Service Cooperative, a cooperative in Irosin Sorsogon.
The same cooperating agencies and organizations earlier conducted technical trainings for abaca farmers in November last year.
The program is part of the company’s community service. It was launched August 2012 and will run for three years, Abmer Patricio, information officer of FIDA, said.
Some 54,000 abaca will be planted in the plantations located in the villages of
The Abaca plantation in Irosin is now ready for replanting after undergoing disease eradication.
The disease eradication is part of the Abaca Disease Management Project (ADMP) which FIDA launched last September 2012. (MAL/ARSajuela-BU/PIA5/Albay)