Balanga City, Bataan—Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) officials want mango bagging to be included among the courses being offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda).
Dr. Hermogenes Paguia, BPSU Vice President for Research, Extension, and Training Services, said he suggested during the recent virtual meeting for the creation of Bataan Mango Development Council to include mango bagging among the Tesda training courses for agricultural production.
He added NC2 was proposed for the training, which will address the lack of mango baggers in the province as well as professionalize the skills.
Paguia said teaching and improving mango bagging skill of Luzon farm workers is needed in boosting the mango industry in the island. Skilled mango baggers are in Visayas and Mindanao.
The Office of Bataan 2nd District Rep. Joet Garcia and other agencies in particular BPSU and Provincial Agriculture Office are pushing for the creation of Mango Development Council in the province.
BPSU President Dr. Greg Rodis is supporting the establishment of the mango council in the province and pushing for sustainable innovations and research like in mango production.
“The innovations and researches we are doing in BPSU will mean nothing if do not reach end users,” he said earlier.
BPSU is known to have dynamic research and extension office.