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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Tagbina FA receives dryer from DA

TAGBINA, Surigao del Sur -- The Department of Agriculture – Caraga through the High-Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) successfully turned over the two (2) units of All Weather Dryer to the Hinagdanan-Soriano Farmers Association.

The Hinagdanan-Soriano Farmers Association with 30 members is a Farmers Association (FA) of the Local Government Unit of Tagbina, Surigao del Sur that is engaged in coffee production in a 138 hectares of coffee plantation.

The All-Weather Dryer has an utraviolet stabilized cover to address the limitation of sun drying during intermittent rain. The design protects the coffee from the rain and at the same time, the plastic cover also intensifies the drying temperature thereby reducing drying time.

The drying method is one of the factors that affect the quality of coffee since drying duration affects the fermentation process of coffee.

Present during the turn over were DA-Caraga Field Operations Division OIC Melody M. Guimary, Dailinda M. Mamalis of the DA-HVCDP, Municipal Agriculturist Warlito D. Untua, the FA’s Chairman Carmelito Q. Pilapil, and the association members. (DA-Caraga/PIA-Surigaso del Sur)