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A few kilometers from Laoag city is a new farming tourist destination called the Refmad Farms at Burgos, Ilocos Norte.


This 20 hectares plantation of dragon fruit, is owned and managed by Mrs. Edita Aguinaldo Dacuycuy.

Refmad is one of the first and the largest dragon fruit plantation in the country, Been the leading innovator in the dragon fruit industry since 2005. The humble beginning of Refmad farm was mainly because of Mrs. Dacuycuy’s love for her daughter who has cerebral palsy with a constipation problem.

Researches, said that it contains strong natural anti-oxidants that help prevent various diseases. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals that enhance the cells of the body. Its fibrous characteristic and its natural enzymes content help cure constipation and proper digestion.

It is also good source of natural sugar for diabetic and the list of health benefits of the dragon fruit goes on and on and on. Her dedication, hard work and love for her family are the key ingredients in this trailblazing business.

Technology, proper scientific knowledge and best farming practices also play vital roles in the sustainability and continued growth of Refmad. With her success in growing the business, Mrs. Dacuycuy had also inspired other farmers and entrepreneurs to venture in the dragon cactus industry. She has been attending gatherings locally to promote the dragon cactus and has garnered several awards and citations on her valuable contribution in the industry.

Being in the forefront and the pioneer of the dragon fruit industry in the Philippines.

The company have also been invited in an  international seminars and exhibitions to promote the dragon cactus and its products.

Her genuine love for her family and her passion to serve her countrymen,  sharing her knowledge and expertise in the dragon cactus industry makes her truly remarkable and inspiring.

This humble yet very successful farmer entrepreneur serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration to all who wants to venture into the dragon cactus industry.








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