Mindanao infra budget set on boosting road connectivity »

Mindanao infra budget set on boosting road connectivity

MANILA—Mindanao, which currently has the lowest ratio of paved roads to overall road infrastructure among the country’s regions, is now set to get a larger allocation from the national government’s proposed annual budget for infrastructure. This was reported by Secretary Rogelio Singson of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), at a roundtable discussion […]

Food processors aid Mindanao farmers »

Food processors aid Mindanao farmers

DAVAO CITY—Food processing firms in Mindanao that comply with international food quality and safety requirements are helping to create more livelihood opportunities for the region’s growers. This has been the experience of several companies that have acquired HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control point) certification with assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). […]

27 Mindanao youth meet Hillary »

27 Mindanao youth meet Hillary

MANILA, Philippines—For twenty-seven men and women from Mindanao, being part of the select audience at an open forum with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her visit here in November was more than a rare opportunity to come face to face with a world leader. For these young people, the encounter capped an intense […]

Soaking up the Sun in Lanao Norte »

Soaking up the Sun in Lanao Norte

A woman spreads newly-harvested corn on a solar dryer, one of two built by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Munai, Lanao del Norte. Each solar dryer measures 12 meters by 20 meters, and benefits the Dalama-Punong Farmers Irrigator’s Association, whose members cultivate a combined production area of 1,200 hectares of corn, rice […]

The NorMinVeggies Experience: Finding Strength in Consolidation »

The NorMinVeggies Experience: Finding Strength in Consolidation

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines/15 November 2011– The Northern Mindanao Vegetable Producers Association (NorMinVeggies) is implementing a groundbreaking farming and marketing system that has boosted the stock of hundreds of small-hold farmers across Mindanao in the southern Philippines, and revolutionized vegetable production in the region. Starting with only 15 producer-members in 1999, NorMinVeggies’ core membership […]

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