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 […]

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, […]

Mindanao fruit, veggie growers to forge links with Visayas buyers »

Mindanao fruit, veggie growers to forge links with Visayas buyers

DAVAO CITY, Philippines/04 May 2011—Mindanao’s fruit and vegetable producers will be seeking to expand their market reach when they meet with prospective buyers during the 1st Visayas-Mindanao Fruit and Vegetable Market Encounter in Cebu City, on 19 May. Organized by the Northern Mindanao Vegetable Producers Association (NorMinVeggies), the Mindanao Fruit Industry Council (MinFruit) and the […]

Young Mindanao leaders off to Congress »

Young Mindanao leaders off to Congress

Thirty participants in Cycle 11 of the Congressional Internship Program for Young Mindanao Leaders (CIPYML),  are pictured at  the University of the Philippines-Diliman (above) where they arrived for their orientation and academic training at the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance. The four-month internship program for young people with the potential to become […]

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