Block farms' yield
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Block farming or the consolidation of small sugarcane farms of agrarian reform beneficiaries to ensure plantation scale profit, is beginning to bear fruit with their produce having doubled in the last two years, Sugar Regulator Administrator Ma. Regina Martin said yesterday.
The key to surviving the ASEAN Free Trade Area agreement is for farmers to lower cost, increase production, and become more efficient, she said.
And, at the rate block farming is going, Martin said there is nothing to fear or worry about beyond 2015.