UPWARDS of 700 farmers, growers and other players of the banana industry in Mindanao and other regions of the country are expected to participate in the first Mindanao Banana Congress and Exhibits 2012, November 7-8, at the SMX Convention Center of the SM Lanang Premier in Davao City.
This was learned from Ferdinand Y. Marañon, president of the hosting PhilExport Davao.
Marañon said the event will showcase the banana industry commodity and value chain, and allied services, through the industry exhibits.
“One of the major objectives of the event is to federate the different banana cooperatives and associations in the various regions of the country and to form the Banana Industry Development Council of the Philippines, with the purpose of crafting a strategic action agenda for the Philippine banana industry,” he said.
Expected to participate are chairpersons and presidents of cooperatives and associations registered with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) along with their officers and members.
The event is organized by the PHILEXPORT XI Davao Chapter in partnership with the Department of Agriculture RFU XI, and in cooperation with various private and public institutions working towards advancing advocacies of the Mindanao banana industry. (source)
Published in Edge Davao on October 19, 2012.