DTI sets modern rubber production seminar

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Saturday, March 8, 2014


THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to conduct a two-day seminar for prospective investors who would like to venture into modern rubber production.

DTI Regional Officer-in-Charge Sitti Amina Jain said that the two-day seminar will be conducted from Tuesday until Wednesday next week at the Casa Mea Hotel in Ipil, the capital town of Zamboanga Sibugay province.

Jain said the seminar is also open to existing rubber farmers, processors, traders, and other rubber industry stakeholders who would like to adopt new technologies in their farms to enhance production and improve the quality of natural rubber produced.

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Jain said that a topic on marketing and pricing of natural rubber is also included in the program, which will be tackled on the first day of the seminar.

The second day, Jain said will be devoted to field visits to enable the participants to actually see the operation of select rubber nurseries, plantations and processing plants in Zamboanga Sibugay.

She said the seminar is just the first of many other trainings, seminars, product development, and other forms of assistance in the pipeline this year for the region’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) under the DTI’s SME Roving Academy (SMERA) program.

She interested participants may contact the DTI Provincial Office nearest them for more details of the two-day seminar. (Bong Garcia)

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