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Press Release

February 23, 2018

DTI-ARRM, JICA's support to innovations in Mindanao's rural value chain



The Department of Trade and Industry in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) gathered more than 350 stakeholders in Mindanao in a forum promoting local industries to potential investors and businessmen. The forum "Creating awareness for inclusive and sustainable industry development in ARMM" is an offshoot of the JICA-assisted ARMM Industry Cluster Capacity Enhancement Project (AICCEP) that aims to encourage collaboration, innovation, and sharing of resources among industry clusters including abaca, coconut, rubber, coffee, palm oil, and seaweeds to name a few.

Photo shows (above) Maki Yamagishi, JICA Expert on Economic Enhancement and (below) Representatives from LandBank, DTI-ARMM, Regional Board of Investment-ARMM, Philippine Coconut Authority-ARMM, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries-ARMM and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources –ARMM.

Said forum is implemented under the Market Driven Local Industry Promotion (MDLIP), a sub-project of the Comprehensive Capacity Development Project for the Autonomous Regional Government in Muslim Mindanao. The event included exhibits and business matching activities.


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