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The Zamboanga Peninsula Seaweeds Industry (no voice over)

A. Brief Profile of ZamPen
1. Geography Land area,
2. Economy Resources,

Zamboanga Peninsula
-Located in the Southwestern part of the Philippines
-it is endowed with valuable natural resources found in its vast lands and deep
-with over 1,500 kilometer of coastline
-it is one of the major seaweed producing region in the country

B. Seaweeds and the Seaweeds
1. What is seaweeds/fish?
2. Uses and applications
3. The industry sectors


A. Sites/Areas

-these are marine macroalgae; simple organisms that fall into the category of
-and are consumed as food in many parts of the globe
-seaweed is one of the most prized natural resource when transformed into
industrial raw materials
-depending on the variety, seaweeds are processed into carrageenan,
alginates or agar
-these are hydrocolloids used in food additives, animal feeds, cosmetics,
medicines, fertilizers, and many other industrial products
-In the zamboanga peninsula, seaweeds are farmed in many different coastal
cities and municipalities
-where more than 17,000 hectares are planted with seaweeds

B. Products
C. Technology

D. Stakeholders testimonies,
success stories

E. Strengths
1. Potential Areas
2. Government Support
3. Private Support
4. Marketability

III. Business Opportunities

-In 2014, 258,934 metric tons of fresh seaweeds were produced in the
-majority of the seaweeds are processed into Raw Dried Seaweeds (RDS) by
farmers using the sun drying technique in stilts located near their farm
-RDS are shipped to hydrocolloid processors in Zamboanga City and Cebu
-in Zamboanga City, existing facilities process RDS to semi-refined
carrageenan and alkali-treated cottonii chips

-The industry benefits more than 24,000 farmers and 100 traders in the
-seaweeds farming and trading have become the main source of income for
many coastal farmers

-The industry and its players are receiving numerous support from the National
Government and Local Government Units
-with programs and projects focusing on productivity and efficiency,
market access and sound business environment
-the private sector also contributes to the industrys development through
continuous research and information dissemination

-With the continuous demand for hydrocolloids and more than 20,000 hectares
available for farming, there are many opportunities and room for growth in the
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Business opportunities:

Seaweed nursery development

Seaweed farming
Supply of seaweed farm tools
Post-harvest facility set-up
Quality standard laboratory establishment
Hydrocolloid processing
IV. Credits and Contact Info

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DTI Regional Office IX
(062) 991-3238
DTI Zamboanga City Office
(062) 991-2704
DTI Zamboanga Sibugay Office
(062) 333-5532
DTI Zamboanga del Norte Office
(065) 212-2331
DTI Zamboanga del Sur Office
(062) 925-0560