The Philippines has received a P135 million grant from South Korea for smart farming technologies in a bid to boost local farm production.
The Department of Agriculture recently launched two smart greenhouse projects in Iloilo and Bukidnon, funded through South Korea’s official development assistance worth 3.15 billion won or roughly P135 million.
The grant was funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) through the Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and will last until 2024.
The project will showcase modern sustainable vegetable technologies to encourage farmers in Western Visayas and Northern Mindanao to produce and earn more.
The ODA project will establish 11 smart greenhouses at the DA’s Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex in Bukidnon, providing advanced and adaptive technological training for the propagation of strawberries, potatoes, and cherry tomatoes.
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