DA assists pineapple growers with new free illustrative guide

DA assists pineapple growers with new free illustrative guide

MANILA – As more Filipinos are drawn to farming, the Department of Agriculture- Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Standards (DA-BAFS) released another one of its illustrative guides (IG), this time for growing pineapples, to encourage more participation.

The guide, which is accessible online, was created through the collaboration of the DA Technical Services Division and Technical Working Group, the academe, other government institutions, and the private sector.

The pineapple IG is one of DA-BAFS’ commitment to promote uniform understanding and interpretation of the Philippines National Standards (PNS) through the development of knowledge products that will increase efficient implementation.

With the use of supplementary photographs and images, the IG for Pineapple explains PNS provisions on minimum requirements, classifications, pre-harvest and post-harvest defects, packaging, marking, and labelling.

DA said the guide will support the Philippine pineapple industry by guiding the farmers in ensuring the quality of their products and maintaining local and global competitiveness.

The illustrative guide can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/IGPineapple2021.

Pineapples aid digestion, boost immunity, and speed up recovery from surgery because of its Vitamin C content. (PNA)

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