Tobacco farmers move into pigs
Tobacco farmers in the North of the Philippines are offered the opportunity
to earn additional money through producing pigs.
The farmers are encouraged by the National Tobacco
Administration (NTA), who in turn is supporting initiatives by the president
Arroyo, aiming at job creation and increase the income of
The NTA began piglet dispersals as from September 2006 - the
administration takes care of the inputs as well as technical and veterinary
assistance to the farmers.
Starting January 11th, the farmers will be turning in their
supply of grown pigs to the PGMA-Multiline Food Processing Plant located in
Mabilbila Sur, Santa, Ilocos Sur.
The tobacco farmers will are also
be tasked to produce chicken, corn and vegetables for the
â€¢ National Tobacco Administration
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