Gov’t reviving banana fiber industry
The government is reviving the Mindanao banana fiber industry initially in the town of Sto. Tomas in Davao Oriental.
At least 50 members of the Marsman Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative are being trained to produce value added products made made from banana fiber
One banana fiber products featured at the ongoing Kadayawan Festival in Davao City is “Sinugpon”, a banana thread.
The Department of Trade and Industry noted the rising demand in the global market for home decors and handicraft items made from natural raw materials.