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SWEETPOTATO JAMS AND JUICES CONTRIBUTE TO FOREST CONSERVATION IN THE PHILIPPINES

Sweetpotato jams and juices contribute to forest conservation in the Philippines

Once considered a survival food during times of drought or severe rains, sweetpotato cultivation is quickly turning into a lucrative business opportunity for entrepreneurial farmers while promoting forest conservation in the process. In a swath of the Philippines where the forests offer a buffer against the damage posed by severe storms, a staggering poverty rate of 46.9 percent threatens to drive deforestation for farmland.

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