/ 25 October 2020

THE CAGAYAN State University launched a cacao planting activity to promote the produce as a vital commodity in the province.

Headed by university executives, the tree planting activity was part of preparations for the virtual launch of CSU’s Cacai Processing Center for the Regional Science week in November, CSU President Urdujah G. Tejada said.

Tejada led the Cacao Tree Planting Activity at the CSU Andrews Grounds that was attended by key university officials of the university.

The CSU president said that the event exemplified “the continued strengthening of the establishment of the  Cacao Development initiatives of CSU to boost its competitiveness in the market.”

“Cagayan State University through the Lasam Campus enforces the Cacao Intensification for Sustainability of Pandemic Responsive Organizations towards Livelihood, Income, and Fertile Environment which aims to offer science-based policy intervention and responses to help local cacao farmers thrive and be well-known across the islands,” she added.

Tejada said that the project aims to meet the demands of the international and local markets.

Dr. Florante Balatico, the campus executive officer of CSU Lasam Campus, said that the project will help revitalize the local cacao industry.