Davao Oriental coco gab set May 10-11

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Friday, May 4, 2012


THE 1st Davao Oriental Coconut Industry Business Congress will be held from May 10 to 11 at the La-nes Kita-anan Convention Center in Mati City, Davao Oriental.

Coconut industry stakeholders from various coconut farmer organizations, processors, traders, technology and logistic providers will converge in Mati for the two-day meeting carrying the theme "Industriya ng Niyog ay Palaganapin at Pagyamanin upang Kasaganaan at Kaunlara as Makamtan Natin."

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Friday said members of the local coconut industry development councils and city, municipal and barangay local government units (LGUs) are also attending the congress.

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The event is organized by the Provincial Coconut Industry Development Council in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental, City Government of Mati and DTI.

During the conference, the stakeholders will formally present the Provincial Strategic Development Plan (2012-2016) and mechanisms for plan implementation and promote and offer market-driven value-adding business opportunities.

They are also expected to submit proposals on coconut development related programs and projects tapping the resources of Department of Agriculture-Philippine Coconut Authority and the Coconut Industry Investment Fund and present resolutions/proposals for policy action.

The holding of the two-day Coconut Industry Business Congress in Mati City will further develop the industry and, at the same time, boost Davao Oriental's tag as the largest producer of coconut in the entire country. (CRAM)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 05, 2012.

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