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Socio-Economic Upliftment of Selected Seaweed Farming Communities in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan: Problems and Prospects. Michael D Pido Ma. Celeste A Armedilla Ferdinand A Pontillas Eva Marie dC Ponce de Leon. Presentation Outline. Seaweeds families. red algae ( Rhodophyceae )

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Socio-Economic Upliftment of Selected Seaweed Farming Communities in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan: Problems and Prospects

Michael D Pido

Ma. Celeste A Armedilla

Ferdinand A Pontillas

Eva Marie dC Ponce de Leon

seaweeds families
Seaweeds families
  • red algae (Rhodophyceae)
  • brown algae (Phaeophyceae)
  • green algae (Chlorophyceae)
yearly average price
Yearly Average Price

Source: Dublin (2005)

palawan seaweed production
Palawan Seaweed Production

Source: BAS (2005)

employment
Employment
  • Provided employment to at least 60 families
    • 24 families in PMC
    • 13 families in Buenavista
    • 19 families in San Rafael
    • Other barangays, still to be identified
problems encountered by traders
Problems encountered by traders
  • farmers are not properly drying their seaweed.
  • Presence of ‘fly-by-night’ traders
  • lack of credit financing to traders.
  • some processors are not imposing fair and reasonable moisture deduction.
prospects
Prospects
  • Production
  • Microfinancing
  • Infrastructure Facilities
  • Training/Capacity Building
parting words
Parting words
  • Many of the coastal residents of Puerto Princesa City either remain impoverished or live below the poverty line.
  • Seaweeds farming is one of the promising livelihood options.
  • Given the appropriate logistical and institutional support, seaweeds farming may become profitable enterprise in Puerto Princesa City.