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 […]

GenSan coop beefs up asparagus biz »

GenSan coop beefs up asparagus biz

GENERAL SANTOS CITY—A farming cooperative here is proving that with persistence and marketing know-how, an organization can overcome setbacks and emerge stronger in the process. For three years, the Greenland Multi-Purpose Cooperative supplied the asparagus requirements of a multinational company.  Bound by its contract grower agreement with the firm, the cooperative enjoyed a steady revenue […]

MinDA, PCCI hold joint consultations for 21st MinBizCon »

MinDA, PCCI hold joint consultations for 21st MinBizCon

ZAMBOANGA CITY—The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development  through its Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), are holding consultation meetings to identify the pressing issues affecting Mindanao’s economic competitiveness. USAID through the GEM Program provides assistance to business […]

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). […]

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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