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PCA faces delay in coconut distribution

NAGA CITY --- The hot temperature this summer season has resulted to the postponement of the distribution of coconut seedlings to farmers listed by the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Camarines Sur I office.

In March this year, the PCA requested coconut growers to register their newly sprouted coconut seedlings to their respective town agriculturists before April.

The seedlings, once registered, will be given to farmers who are listed in the PCA participatory coconut planting project.

Through this project, coconut planters in Camarines Sur receive coconut seedlings for planting in order to maintain the coconut industry in the province.

John Villareal, PCA CamSur I chief, said that the distribution will resume this coming wet season. Wet or rainy season in the country usually starts in June of the year.

He said the number of seedlings, which will be given to the farmers in Districts I, II, and III is yet to be finalized.

The PCA Bicol regional office will approve the number of seedlings to be given to each coconut farmers in the province, he said.

Villareal said that PCA had previously handed 7,000 coconut seedlings to their beneficiaries in towns located in the first, second and third districts in the province.

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