Gene V. Baquiran

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 6 (PIA) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Cagayan Valley Region announced that the agency is now ready to share its technology for processing agricultural products to local processors.

Rose Mary Aquino, regional technical director, said, “With the number of products developed by the DA regional office, we now encouraged local processors or product manufacturers or distributors to adopt these products.”

She said developed products that were already in the market include corn-processed products such as gourmix, café bagga, maize silky sip and cracknik.

She added that these products displayed at their Agribusiness Development Centers and at stores in DA's different research stations regionwide aim to promote its technology and  encourage interested manufacturers and distributors.

Aquino, however, clarified that DA is not competing with other food manufactures and processors.

She said that DA is ready to work with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and other agencies to help farmers become more productive through value-added activities.

She also assured that DA will continue to develop technologies in processing different kinds of agricultural products through the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD), Research Division, Integrated Laboratory Division, Regulatory Division, Banner Programs and Research Centers/Experiment Stations. (ALM/GVB/PIA-2 Cagayan)