UPLB partners with SEARCA for calamansi marketing project
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and partners from Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT) have collaborated with the Philippine-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) for a calamansi marketing project in Oriental Mindoro.
The aim of the project is to upgrading the calamansi value chain toward improving the calamansi industry of Oriental Mindoro.
Matilde Maunahan, study leader and university researcher of the UPLB Postharvest Horticulture and Training Research Center, led the value chain analysis and market study component of the project, a report in The Manila Times showed.
Farmer-members of the Victoria Kalamansi Farmers Federation (VKFF), traders and processors in the towns of Victoria, Naujan and San Teodoro in Oriental Mindoro all participated in the project.
“The study said the calamansi concentrate processed in said town has already reached the markets of Valenzuela in Metro Manila and Oriental Mindoro’s neighboring provinces of Romblon, Batangas and Marinduque,” SEARCA said in a statement.