The Department of Agriculture in Region 2 supports mushroom industry production by establishing Research and Development Center. The facility is funded by the Bureau of Agricultural Research. Subsequently, the objective of the R&D center is for the sustainability and competitive mushroom production towards food security and safety in the region.
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Report from Billy Visaya
CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela — The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Cagayan Valley has pledged to intensify promotion of mushroom production in the region, as it inaugurated here Friday the region’s research and development (R&D) center for the mushroom industry.
DA’s Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) Executive Director Nicomedes Eleazar said the Cagayan Valley Mushroom Research and Development Center aims to support the R&D activities on the processing of agricultural waste into sustainable and competitive mushroom production towards food security and safety in the region.
The DA, through its research centers and experiment stations, had already initiated trainings on production and processing to interested farmers, cooperatives, and local government units.
“There are now products out of mushroom developed such as rice mushroom polvoron, miki, crispy bites, chamfee, cookies, muffin, bola bola and many others,” Eleazar said.
Meanwhile, Eleazar was joined by Regional Executive Director Lorenzo Caranguian of DA-Cagayan Valley in formally opening the center located at the DA-Regional Crop Protection Center in San Vicente village.
The facility was funded by the Bureau of Agricultural Research. Its inauguration is part of DA-initiated Panagdadapun and first Makan Festival.