Upgrading Agri-Aqua potentials in Bicol region

Bicol Standard

Known for its iconic Mt. Mayon, sili ice cream, pinangat, Bicol Express, and pili nuts, Bicol has been a popular destination for travellers. Although identified to be susceptible to typhoons, landslides, and volcanic eruptions brought by the fast-recovering Mt. Mayon, it has proven its ability to sustain agricultural production.

This was greatly appreciated during the conduct of the Bicol Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (BCAARRD) Agri-Farms and Industry Encounters through Science and Technology Agenda (FIESTA) on March 7-8, 2019 at the Albay Farmers Bountry Village, Camalig, Albay. The BCAARRD Agri-FIESTA featured three commodities: coconut, sweet potato, and queen pineapple, which have dominated the agricultural produce in the said region.

Selected farmers accounted their success stories during the Agri-Entrep Day. From their hopes to have a better life flourished the emerging farming success from the three featured commodities.own for its iconic Mt. Mayon, sili ice cream, pinangat, Bicol Express, and pili nuts, Bicol has been a popular destination for travellers. Although identified to be susceptible to typhoons, landslides, and volcanic eruptions brought by the fast-recovering Mt. Mayon, it has proven its ability to sustain agricultural production.

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