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As the Baguio Health Department mandated communities to eliminate dengue mosquitoes, the Department of Agriculture through the High Value Crops Development Program donated 10 knapsack sprayers to its nearby barangays in support to the regional dengue mosquito search and destroy campaign.

“There is a high demand for processing potato among fast food chains, restaurants and hotels in the country says Joan D. Bacbac, HVCDP Regional Focal Person. Although CAR is the biggest producer of potato in the country, currently only 20-30 % of the white potato produced in CAR are processing varieties.

Given this situation, the Department of Agriculture High Value Crops Development Program (DA- HVCDP) is working with the Benguet State University Northern Philippines Root Crops Research and Training Center (BSU- NPRCRTC) on the project entitled “Commercialization and Promotion of Processing Potato Varieties Thru Rapid Multiplication Technique in Potato Growing Areas”.