Gov’t agencies eye citrus wine making in Nueva Vizcaya for livelihood funding

February 28, 2013 11:21 pm 

By Ben Moses Ebreo

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Feb. 28 — National government agencies here are focusing their multi-sectoral efforts and resources in a bid to assist the proposed citrus wine processing project of farmers in Kasibu town as a viable livelihood project.

Engineer Henry Balangatan, district head of the Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE) said they will be visiting the proponents of the project in barangay Malabing in Kasibu town to check and further study the citrus farmers’ wine processing project.

He said they are also coordinating with the Department of Science and Technology(DOST), Department of Trade and Industry(DTI), Department of Agriculture(DA) and the provincial government for possible funding support for the project.

“There is a possibility that the citrus wine processing project in Kasibu will be given funding assistance. In this way, the proponents will benefit more from their project through technology trainings and funding,” he said.

Balangatan said has been proposed as an alternative scheme to accommodate the oversupply of citrus products during its peak season.

Barangay Malabing in Kasibu town serves as the major producer of citrus varieties which makes Nueva Vizcaya as the citrus capital of the north. (PNA)

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