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 […]

Mindanao towns reap rewards by activating local revenue streams »

Mindanao towns reap rewards by activating local revenue streams

MOLAVE, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR, Philippines—It was a grey afternoon in this western Mindanao town, but the mood on the street was festive with schoolchildren and residents moving to the rhythm of a marching band. The reason for the excitement was the ceremonial turn-over of a municipal welcome arch and a street lighting system.  As Molave […]

Mindanao One »

Mindanao One

Ann Pamintuan (left), president of the Mindanao Trade Expo (MTE) Foundation, Inc., shows at a press launch in Davao City some of the products which will be on display at Mindanao ONE, which will run from October 14 to 17 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Mindanao ONE is the first annual trade […]

Maguindanao farmers go organic »

Maguindanao farmers go organic

Members of the United Vegetable Growers Association in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, harvest radishes at an integrated pest management (IPM) and organic farming seminar conducted by USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture-Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Under its Targeted Commodity Expansion Project (TCEP),  the GEM Program […]

Tawi-Tawi runway upgrade boosts economy, tourism »

Tawi-Tawi runway upgrade boosts economy, tourism

BONGAO, TAWI-TAWI, Philippines/13 May 2011— More travelers are visiting this province for business and leisure, helping to transform the local economy, after the airport’s main runway was upgraded through a U.S.-Philippines partnership.   “It’s now quite easy for business partners from Manila and Cebu to fly in and look into investment prospects,” said Nazrullah Masahud, […]

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