DAVAO CITY, April 19 (PIA) – The Municipal Agriculture Office of Matanao viewed the PCA Dragon fruit farm located in Barangay Bangkal to soon become an agri-tourism site in the municipality.
The Matanao MAO based this expectation from the owner’s plans on improving the farm and intent to apply with the Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) to be a Learning Site for Agriculture (LSA).
The family is also planning to have their own vermicast production for farm use.
More than 500 hills of dragon fruits are organically grown in the farm, some of which are bearing fruits already, according to the owner.
As of last week, the dragon fruits are sold at P180.00 per kilogram, but due to limited harvest, they cannot meet the demand. (PIA-XI/Carina L. Cayon)