By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr.
Cacao farmers in Iligan City has planted 69 thousand cacao saplings from the Department of Agriculture, according to report.
The Cacao propagation program was started in 2015.
City Agriculturist Octavius Molo said the farmers planted 10 thousand in 2015, and another 10 thousand in 2017 under the regular program.
Another 23 thousand was planted, the same year, under the Bottom-Up-Budgeting (BUB) of the farmers’ organizations, he added.
In 2018, 26 thousand saplings have been planted, he reported.
The City Agriculturists’ Office is expecting another 24 thousand saplings to be delivered soon.
Molo looks forward to more farmers going into Cacao production considering that there are vast areas in the uplands of this City.
It was learned that Cacao can be grown together with other trees such as Falcatta and other leguminous species.