PNA | 23 February 2011
DAVAO CITY, Philippines (PNA) –- A Korean firm is eyeing this city for developing vast agricultural lands for vegetable production.
City agriculturist Leonardo Avila III said the Koregon Seed Company based in South Korea met with Mayor Sara Duterte in September and November last year and expressed their desire to work with farmers in Davao City in relation to production of vegetables.
He said the Korean company will be the one to bring their vegetable seeds for production to identified farmlands in Davao City.
In their meeting with the mayor, they agreed that the Korean firm will bring also Korean agricultural technicians to validate and assess the soil in potential vegetable farmlands.
Avila said the City Agriculturist Office (CAO) has brought the Korean company representatives to some potential farmlands that include a 40-hectare farmland in Barangay Mandug, Buhangin district as one of the possible options that can be developed by the company into a vegetable production area.
With this, Avila sees the significance of strengthening the development of Davao City as an agri-business center.
He said there is also the need to step up efforts to establish potential markets in preparation for the huge vegetable production project with the Korean company.