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The University of the Philippines (UP) is the country’s national university. This premier institution of higher learning was established in 1908 and is now a university system composed of eight constituent universities and one autonomous college spread throughout 17 campuses in the archipelago.

Journal Article

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Tapping the potentials of the weaving industry in Apayao [Philippines]  [2009]

Ocampo, R.O., Apayao State Coll., San Isidro Sur, Luna, Apayao, Mountain Province (Philippines);

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The province of Apayao is endowed with rice natural resources. Dubbed as the 'Cordilleras' last forest frontier', Apayao continues to preserve its luscious natural beauty as well as its rich cultural diversity. The province's main occupation is agriculture with rice and corn as the main crops produced. Other industries include furniture making, food processing, small-scale mining, blacksmithing and weaving. The weaving industry (basket, handicraft and loom weaving) is not only seed as a potential income generating activity, but also in upholding the province's cultural identity. To tap the potentials of the weaving industry, an assessment was undertaken that included: documentation of the current situation of the industry, identification of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the industry (SWOT analysis) identification of science and technology gaps to generate interventions that would strengthen the industry. Results showed that the weaving industry is still in its formative years, untapped or not yet fully developed. The industry can harness the fiber and dyestuff sources in the province and enhance weaving. Present activities as part of enhancing the weaving industry include training on fiber processing, identifying and utilizing dye-yielding plants for coloring fabrics, and developing the ethnic weaving designs.

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Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Conference
In AGRIS since:
2013
Volume:
15
Issue:
2
Start Page:
191
All titles:
" Tapping the potentials of the weaving industry in Apayao [Philippines] "
Other:
" Summary only "
" Received May 2011 "

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Journal of ISSAAS [International Society for Southeast Asian Agricultural Sciences] (Philippines)

ISSN : 0859-3132