Batangas coffee farmers seek support

LIPA CITY, Batangas: A farmers’ group here is urged stakeholders to take part in the preservation and development of liberica coffee through enhanced technical support and aggressive business promotions.

In an interview on Monday, Arnold Malbataan, chairman of the Samahan ng Magkakape sa Lipa (SML), urged concerned government agencies and the scientific community to help Batangas coffee farmers propagate the variety known locally as “kapeng barako,” which has been proven to be well adapted to the province’s climate and soil conditions.