(PAGASA PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 21 July 2017) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, & Visayas. Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Mindanao. Mindanao will have cloudy skies w/ light-moderate rains & thunderstorms. Moderate-occasionally strong winds blowing from the SW will prevail & the coastal waters will be moderate-occasionally rough. PAGASA Mindanao/vbfj



ELLEN VEE CHUA
Office-in-charge
Department of the Interior and Local Government
Province of Agusan del Norte



MARCOS M. QUICO
Provincial Agriculturist, Surigao del Sur


LT COL REY P PASCO
Commanding Officer,
4th Civil Military Operations Battalion
4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, Butuan City


FR. JOSHUE G. CADORNA, OAD
Rector, Order of Discalced Augustinians (OAD)
Seminary in Butuan City


CATHERINE A. TOBES
President, Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas
Agusan del Norte-Butuan City Chapter


DARYL R. TABOGOC
4th year Student,
BSBA of St. Joseph Institute of Technology
Butuan City


LADY CHRISTINE C. SARMIENTO
BSBA Student
Nasipit, Agusan del Norte


REYJOY CHAVEZ
Forest Ranger, CENRO-Nasipit, Agusan del Norte
Program Host "Oras sa Kinaiyahan"


RISE FAITH R. RECABO
Surigao City Councilor

7.20.2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

CARAT Expo 2017 to increase agro marine productivity in Caraga

By Venus L. Garcia

BUTUAN CITY, July 20 (PIA) – In keeping the momentum of advancing the region’s rich agricultural and fishery products, the Butuan City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. will once again hold this year’s Caraga Agricultural Trade and Marketing Exposition or CARAT Expo 2017 on August 10-13, here.

CARAT Expo 2017 carries the theme, “Zoom up Caraga! Responding to challenges in agri-aqua productivity, responsible mining and progressive entrepreneurship.”

“It will be a four-day event and is highlighted by hosting the 21st Caraga Business Conference slated also on August 11, 2017 at the Grand Palace Hotel, this city,” said Roger Ramirez, president of the Butuan City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc.

Trade fairs and the different programs will be held at the Robinsons Place Butuan. Agricultural retailers and wholesalers, food producers, agronomics, agriculturists, farmers, manufacturers, food traders and exporters will have the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their produce.

“In the pipeline of activities for 2018, Caraga is also set to host the Mindanao-wide Food Summit in partnership with the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). This will be in time with the Philippines’ hosting of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) so as to make the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Food Summit in scope.

With these projects of the Butuan City Chamber of Commerce, together with some government agencies, it helps boost the agricultural and aquamarine productivity in the region. “We enjoin you to be with us as we endeavor for increased productivity and sustained trade and industry development,” stressed Ramirez.

“Expect a more fruitful activities as we forge partnership with the regional government offices of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Philippine Information Agency (PIA),” underscored Ramiez.

It can be recalled that the signature brand for Caraga region, the  “Caraga Lobster," was launched during last year’s CARAT Expo.


The CARAT Expo is a strategic venue for market-matching and agri-investment linkages aimed at increasing productivity and creating trade opportunities for small producers in Caraga. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)