Canadian miner takes on rice-duck farming in Zamboanga del Sur [Philippines]

Author: GMA News (Philippines), Published on: 11 July 2013

As part of a public-private partnership agreement, Canadian miner TVI Resource Development Inc. and the local government of Zamboanga del Sur [introduced] an integrated rice-duck farming system in Bayog town, using a Japanese designed system. TVI Resource allotted P5.5 million to the program as a counterpart to the P6.1 million put up by the Zamboanga del Sur government…to implement the system in which ducks are used to eliminate pests and produce natural fertilizer for rice crops. The miner is currently pre-developing its Balabag gold-silver project in Zamboanga del Sur. Some 3,000 ducks were distributed to rice farmers who also received farm tools, bio-feed and organic fertilizers…Through the project, the farmers were expected to gains additional income by selling ducks' eggs...

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Related companies: TVI Pacific (Toronto Ventures Incorporated)