The House Committee on Agriculture and Food on Wednesday created a technical working group (TWG) to further study proposals to create the Philippine Onion Institute.
The measure intends to conduct all kinds of research work for the onion industry, aiming to discover and introduce processes that will improve productivity.
The country’s abaca production in 2022 declined by nearly 6 percent to 63,640.61 metric tons (MT) from the previous year’s 67,488.11 MT due to the adverse impact of rains on farms, according to the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFida).
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