DOST realizes citronella plant for Higaunon farmers

TO present an extra supply of earnings for 25 Higaunon farmers and their households in Sitio Impahanong, the Ministry of Science and Expertise (DOST) is constructing a citronella plant within the space.

In cooperation with the native authorities company, the farmers are to generate extra earnings in the course of the full operation of the plant in November this 12 months.

The farmers presently personal and handle a ten-hectare citronella plantation. The newly put in citronella oil processing via hydrosteam distillation will present another livelihood for upland members of the Agtimaloy Farmers Affiliation Inc. (AFAI).

This intervention contains tools, consumer steering coaching, product growth, enterprise and organizational administration, and market adaptation alternatives.

Rodolfo Senagonia, Chairman of AFAI, thanked DOST and LGU Malitbog for supporting their imaginative and prescient. “Bisag lago mi sa sentro, maayo gani kay ka abot diri sa underneath sitio inyong serbisyo,” Senagonia stated in the course of the set up that regardless of Impahanong’s remoteness, he was grateful that authorities assist had reached them.

Citronella grass is without doubt one of the few grass species that thrive within the space.

DOST Bukidnon Provincial Director Ritchie Mae L. Guno stated she envisions the group will thrive and intends that its success will go on the chance to the remainder of the neighborhood.

This venture was made attainable by the division’s Group Empowerment via Science and Expertise program.