The Department of Agriculture-High Value Crops Development Program (DA-HVCDP) thru the Provincial Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Office (PAENRO) conducted a cacao investment forum at Bahawit Nursery, Lagawe, Ifugao. It was attended by 150 farmers from the different municipalities of Ifugao attended the activity.

Consumers, buyers and farmers alike contribute in expanding the market of one of Cordilleran’s pride – the traditional or heirloom rice.
As healthy foods are garnering attention in the world as people are becoming health conscious, the market of organic products is increasing. International Rice Research Institute’s (IRRI) Dr. Bob Zeigler said, “Some consumers are even ready to pay extra money for high quality foods that are rich in specialized nutrients.”