Contributed by Mar Jay S. Delas Alas, PIA-Bataan
MORONG, Bataan – Morong is blessed with cashew trees growing along roadsides and in forests, and farmers are looking for ways to maximize the local abundance of the nutritious seeds.
Cognizant of this business potential, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bataan recently conducted a skills training on cashew processing in barangay Mabayo with the local farmers as participants.
“The farmers were educated on processing cashew products such as cashew nuts, butter, prunes and wine,” DTI-Bataan OIC Nelin Cabahug said.
“It aims to enhance the skills of the participants from the agricultural sector and help them to start their own business in cashew processing,” Cabahug added.
DTI also conducted additional assistance on labeling and packaging design of the finished products.