Bangwayin Peanut SLP Association is an association in Torrijos, Marinduque with 22 members who are mostly farmers. They have a proposed group project of Peanut Production, that was funded last July 24, 2018 with a total of PHP 220,000.00.
From August to September, the association has started the land preparation including site selection, land clearing, and land cultivation. Then, they began planting peanut last October with nine salop of peanut seeds to an estimated land area of 300 square meters.
The staff of Department of Social Welfare and Development assigned in Torrijos joined the planting of peanut and gave technical assistance on their projects. After three months from the date of planting, project participants expect to harvest ten sacks of peanut from their first production cycle. Participants target small businesses in Torrijos which use peanuts as raw materials for their products such as peanut butter. The association is planning to expand and increase their production volume for the succeeding cycles of their project and also to seek other possible consumers/ buyers from neighboring municipalities to sustain the supply of peanut. ###
Arjay Historillo, Project Development Officer II, Marinduque
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