The Philippines, a land in Southeast Asia, an archipelago composed of 7,100 islands is a nation known for its agricultural products. Its tropical climate enables the land to produce crops particularly the pineapple. The Bicol region is known for pineapple, specifically, the so – called “Queen Formosa” as one of its main products / resources.
The province of Camarines Norte is a land of vast and fertile soil; however, recently, the country has a certain degree changed from agricultural to industrial economy.
Pineapple is abundant in the province of Camarines Norte; it is one of the potential sources of income in the province. This is why agricultural lands are protected against any form of irreversible conversions such as urban uses. The main purpose of such protection is to keep and preserve the highly suitable agricultural lands for the long term food security.
Some municipalities in Camarines Norte produce pineapple for the consumption of the people in the province as well as in other places. The province has a goal to attain, that is, enlistment of the socio-economic conditions of its constituents, thus, to maximize the utilization of its potential resources.
Pineapple is the identified priority product of Camarines Norte, which is considered by the Provincial Government, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Formosa, also known as “Queen Formosa”, is crowned as “queen” to show its superiority to other kinds of pineapple. Camarines Norte as one of the poorest province in the Philippines tries to improve their state of living through depending on pineapple as one of their major resources.
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