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). […]

New breed of Mindanao grower-entrepreneurs masters the supply chain »

New breed of Mindanao grower-entrepreneurs masters the supply chain

KORONADAL, SOUTH COTABATO—Associations of growers in Mindanao are becoming increasingly competitive in the expanding fruit and vegetable supply chain by adopting a farsighted, corporate approach towards production and marketing. These market-savvy groups include smallhold farmers with limited production areas, such as the Dynamic Vegetable Growers Association based in Tagum, Davao del Norte. Dynamic, which was […]

Zambo students hailed champs in Nat’l Science Quiz »

Zambo students hailed champs in Nat’l Science Quiz

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines/29 February 2012 by Sheila Covarrubias–Two students from the Sta. Maria Central School Special Science Class emerged Science Quiz Bee champions in the recently concluded 9th National Science Quest held in Baguio City from 10 to 12 February. Kayla Clarisse T. Cabilin of the Special Science Class Grade IV with coach Agnes T. […]

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 […]

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