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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Seaweed Farming Creates Jobs in Philippines

Experimenal agriculture continues to show promise as a way to feed more people and create jobs.

A businessman in the Philippines sees success and an employment solution in seaweed farming, according to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), as fishermen in need of work would be hired.

Domingo Ang of the Confederation of Philippine Exporters told PIA that he wants to help fishermen by starting the seaweed farm in the Island Garden City of Samal, located near Davao, Mindanao.

The agency reports that growing seaweed can support families with a typical income being 222,700 pesos for a one-quarter hectare seaweed farm.

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