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  • Writer's picture Mark Moises Calayan

Kalinga plans boosting coffee production to invigorate economy

Updated: 3 days ago

Tabuk City Kalinga - As Kalinga observed a decline in coffee production in the previous year, plans are underway to boost the industry.

 

One of the plans already crafted is the development of the various Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the province.

 

The plan will be a localized version of the national MSME Development Plan 2023-2027, which focuses on modernizing agriculture and agribusinesses, reinvigorating services, research and development, technology, and innovation, among others.


To discuss the plan, the Provincial Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Council (PMSMEDC) and the Department of Trade and Industry - Kalinga conducted a meeting recently.

 

In the meeting, PMSMEDC Co-Chairperson and DTI-Kalinga Provincial Director Renie Ramos said that enhancing the production of coffee in the province will also improve the economy of Kalinga.

 

“The plan is our basis and our bible in promoting economic development in the achievement of LUMIN-AWA Kalinga,” he said.

 

As cited, Kalinga only produced 1,877.93 metric tons of coffee in 2023, down from 2,527.96 metric tons in 2018.

 

The scale of coffee production in the province also shrank from 8,139.9 hectares in 2018 to 6,333.37 hectares in 2023.

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