Organic Coffee from Kalinga (Philippines)
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Due to the efforts of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Kalinga, coffee farming in this province is becoming organic. The project will be started in three areas. It is in line with the “one town, one product” program of the government answering the high demand for organic products. As Noryn Bagano of DTI Kalinga coffee stated towards the “Sunstar”, markets in Europe, the US and other parts of the world are waiting for this coffee, as soon as it is certified as organic. The certification will be done by EcoCert and the Organic Certification Center of the Philippines. Coffee is one of Kalinga’s main crops. 2.460 tons (70 % of the Cordilleras’ total production) were produced in this province in 2003. Almost 8,350 ha are used for the plantation of coffee, and still there is a large area available to increase this.
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