Industry Strategic Science and Technology Plans (ISPs) Platform

S&T Community-Based Farm (STCBF) on Enhancing Coffee Production in Sultan Kudarat

The project is being implemented in the three major coffee producing municipalities of Sultan Kudarat namely Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Kalamansig & Lebak. The project has a goal to increase coffee productivity of the farmer-participants in the project sites from 0.5-ton green beans to 1.5 tons green beans per hectare through STCBF technology transfer modality within the project duration. This involves the introduction of key technologies in the whole coffee production chain (such as selection and use of high yielding clone, rejuvenation of old unproductive trees then proper fertilization of coffee farms and provision of all-weather dryer) that will ensure high productivity of coffee farms and improved quality of coffee beans. These technologies should fill up the critical S & T gaps in the production operations of coffee farmers in Sultan Kudarat Province as well as in most coffee growing areas in the country.

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