DA’s ASPIRE agri trade fair yields P5M sales
The Department of Agriculture (DA) just recently launched its new agribusiness program in Region 12, a three-day affair that garnered a total of P14.5 million booked and actual sales.
Held last week, the program is called Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment in Regional Expo (ASPIRE), also dubbed as ‘A Regional Agri-Aqua Fair 2017’.
The main dish for this program, which was the trade fair and exhibit, was joined by 90 exhibitors that showcased fresh and processed products from different parts of SOCCSKSARGEN.
Regional Executive Director Engr. Milagros Casis noted that this initiative is aimed at integrating market development support services to farmers, fisherfolk, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and other stakeholders.
ASPIRE was spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture 12 in partnership with Department of Trade and Industry 12, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other private sector industry groups.
“Region 12 is one of the pilot regions for this program along with Cordillera Administrative Region, Regions Three, Five and Six,” Casis said.