Author: DOST-PCAARRD, CIP
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4 December 2014, Manila, Philippines - The International Potato Center and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development under the Department of Science and Technology co-organized the Sweetpotato Round Table to lay a foundation for future collaboration among industry players and stakeholders with the aim of exploring research and development solutions to the challenges of the sweetpotato industry.
One of the challenges discussed were the possibility of tapping foreign markets by improving production standards as well as developing products that go beyond local tastes and demands. This will entail development of the sweet potato production and food industry value chains in the country which in itself is a massive undertaking.
Recommendations from the Round Table are expected to be the springboard for further research and development projects and policy action that are needed to address the needs and fulfill the potentials of the Philippine sweetpotato industry.
Language: English (United States)