Cagdianao mine finds alternative to rice

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    Cagdianao Mining Corp. (CMC), with operations in barangay Valencia, Dinagat Islands, has been able to grow value crops such as – onions, cauliflower, carrots, lettuce and radish; and fruits such as papaya, dragon fruit, etc. in lateritic soil in its mined-out areas without aggressive intervention, applying scientifically-proven agricultural processes to improve the soil nutrients in mining areas.

    CMC, a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC), has been encouraging those in the mining communities to consider high-value crops, sorghum in particular, because it grows all year round, it demands no special irrigation, and has a huge demand in the international market.

    Sorghum seeds are easily available and there is an abundance of supply.