EXHIBITORS from various cooperatives and municipalities in Misamis Oriental who took part in the recently concluded Kuyamis Festival at the Capitol Grounds earned some P333,828.00 in five days, according to data from the Provincial Agriculture Office.
Benjamin Resma, acting provincial agriculturist, said it is a first for the Provincial Government to host the Tiangge sa Kapitolyo, a display of local produce by farmers from different organizations sold in affordable prices.
According to Resma, 30 exhibitors displayed and sold agricultural products during the five-day celebration on January 8 to 12.
Among the exhibitors were: Initao RIC, RIC-ZIRIC (Zone 5, Igpit Rural Improvement Club), RIC-Kalabaylabay, El Salvador, Bolisong Cogon Sustainable Agri Farmers Inc., Doalnara, Agay-ayan Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Nas-Agri Corn Enterprise, Mission Coffee Producers, SAFEGCC Inc. and PAFC Misamis Oriental, Federation of 4H-Club, Tagoloan Farms Fruits & Animals, Oro Cagebird Society Inc., UNAHCO Agrivet Supply, Jasmin Garden, Kabulakan MMS Garden, Charle’s Heart Garden, Margie Ugsod Garden, Linda Datoy Garden, Glans Ang Garden, Marry Jane Guanitchi Garden, Marsha Magallanes Garden, Doll’s Garden, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Northern Mindanao, Federation of Itik Growers in Misamis Oriental, Blooming Forest Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Bonsai de Oro, Municipal Nutrition Action Officers, Department of Agriculture-Northern Midanao, and Sta. Cruz African Hito Breeders.
Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Emano said the Tiangge sa Kapitolyo has helped in advertising the products of local farmers and boosting their income.
Emano added that it has been his dream to promote Kuyamis Festival not only locally but also internationally so as to improve the economic growth in the communities.
The governor has also launched last Friday, January 12, the Farmer's Market, a venue wherein locally-made organic and inorganic products would be made available for the consumption of the public.
“These are our efforts to really maximize the market potential of our agricultural products in Misamis Oriental. Aside from we are proud that they’re locally produced, we are also proud that our farmers would have the chance to grow their income,” Emano said.
The Farmer's Market will be in the Capitol Park every Friday of the week.