If you compare the vegetables from China and the ones we produce in the Philippines, the ones from China are bigger, greener and packaged well. [Many] Chinese farmers do not use fertilizers but they produce so much and we want to find out how they do it without using fertilizers.
— Dr. Charles Cheng, a chapter member of the Association for Philippine-China Understanding.
Cheng said his group had asked the [Benguet] provincial government to help it send at least 10 farmers to China to learn new vegetable farming technology. More at the Inquirer.
We agree. We can keep on ranting about the government’s failure to effectively control vegetable importation but farmers also need to improve their produce if they are to be competitive in the market.