Rejuvenating the coffee industry in Cordillera Region
While most farmers in Asipulo, Ifugao, have yet to embrace the practice of rejuvenating coffee trees for better productivity, Ramon Bistol Jr., 48, has decided to cut down the stems of his old trees on February 2018, hoping it would yield better results.
“Nagkaroon kami ng learning trip sa Batangas, kung saan ko natutunan at naengganyo ako na mag-rejuvenate,” he said.
At present, new beans have begun sprouting on the branches he had cut down, which means his gamble has paid off.
Bistol is one of the coffee farmers who benefited from the partnership of Peace and Equity Foundation and Hojap Multipurpose Cooperative in Ifugao. He is part of a delegation of farmers who visited Ola Farms in Sagada Mountain Province last August to be trained for good productivity practices.
Story about the coffee best practices training here: Farmers learn best practices in coffee farming