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Ilocos Norte partners with Israel to aid ailing mango industry

Ilocos City partners with the Israeli government to boost its local agriculture industry.

In his first visit to the province, Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Ilan Fluss vowed to collaborate with the provincial government and innovative solutions to modernize agriculture. He added that Israel is considering to assist and support in battling emerging diseases in mangoes and other promising crops in the region.

“We have lots of expertise in the approach. See what we can offer if I can identify good experts that can come and help in identifying the disease and solution which is not always on more and more pesticides but try different approaches to look into it and come back to the governor,” he said.

Since 2012, the mango industry in the province has been suffering from low yield due to erratic weather patterns and disease infestation.