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Para lumago ang negosyo! Palawan gov’t, Agri dep’t launch ASPIRE program

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The Palawan Provincial Government, in partnership of the Department of Agriculture, has launched the Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment in Regional Exposition (ASPIRE) during the opening of the Baragatan sa Palawan Festival 2018 yesterday.

Aside from the DA, the project is also in partnership with Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

DA-Regional Field Office Agribusiness Marketing Assistance Division Chief Nida M. San Juan said that the program aims to showcase the champion commodities and products of the province.

MIMAROPA’s champion commodities include calamansi, cashew, banna, onions, garlin, cacao, brown and organic black rice, white corn, among others.

“Layunin din ng proyekto na malinang ang kakayahan ng mga magsasaka, mangingisda at mga maliliit na magnenegosyo sa pagpapalago ng kanilang pangangalakal at ang pagpapakilala sa mga ito sa oportunidad na mayroon sa agrikultura gayundin ang mapalakas ang ugnayan ng pribadong sektor at mga ahensya ng pamahalaan,” the province said.

“Bahagi ng proyekto ang suporta sa produksyon, imbentaryo ng mga suplay, pagpaplano, pagpapalakas sa kakayahan ng mga magsasaka at mangingisda sa pamamagitan ng mentoring at tulong pagdating sa packaging at logistics ng mga produkto,” it added

AMAD Chief San Juan said that they have production support, such asang profiling of the producers and inventory of supply.

“Production planning to meet the market demands. Pinaplano po namin kung kailan ito dapat itanim at kung kailan dapat i-harvest. Atin pong ika-capacitate sila through mentoring and coaching, facilitating promotion and other assistance like packaging and logistics,” said San Juan.

“Agribusiness investment and promotion through investment forum and business counseling– we have market promotion and development, product promotion during trade fairs and we have market matching and business to business meetings,” Chief San Juan added.