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Zamboanga Sibugay Gov Palma strikes yellow corn production deal with Chinese feeds maker

ZAMBOANGA CITY–The Zamboanga Sibugay provincial government is set to enter into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for corn production with a Chinese firm engage in manufacturing of feeds.

Zamboanga Sibugay Governor Wilter Palma on Thursday said the MOA aims to ensure market access for local corn farmers while assuring the Chinese firm steady supply of yellow corn.

Palma said the company needs steady stocks of yellow corn since it is exporting the feeds it produces to supply the huge swine and poultry industries in China.

He said the MOA will also include technology transfer to boost production of the corn farmers of Zamboanga Sibugay province.

Provincial Administrator Edwin Zapanta will spearhead a team of agricultural technicians to visit the demo farm of the Chinese firm in Bukidnon for transfer of technology, the governor said.

Palma said the province of Zamboanga Sibugay has more than 40,000 hectares area planted with corn.

“We wanted to plant all the areas using the new technology to increase yellow corn production,” Palma said. (PNA)

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