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Governor, other officials, students plant breadfruit seedlings in Kagman

GOVERNOR Ralph Torres, the first lady and their children, joined cabinet officials and students in planting over a hundred breadfruit seedlings in Kagman.

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Gov. Ralph Torres, first lady Diann Torres and their children plant breadfruit seedlings in Kagman.  Contributed photo

The governor has designated the Ma’afala area in Kagman for breadfruit trees, adding that in three years, the seedlings they planted will have become fruit-bearing trees.

 “I want to promote agriculture. I want this land to be utilized for agriculture for our farmers and for our people,” he added.

“Why breadfruit trees? Because we all like breadfruit, and we can do a lot of things with it. In Hawaii and other places, we see breadfruit turned into a variety of food products. We are also looking at the possibility of exporting breadfruit in the near future,” Torres said.

Department of Lands and Natural Resources Secretary Anthony Benavente said they plan to plant a total of over 1,000 breadfruit trees.

“It involves a lot of work and maintenance at the beginning, but it’s a very special project and we hope that in three years the trees will bear fruit,” he added.