Oro biz group to host M’nao Food Congress 2014 in Sept-A A +A
Thursday, August 28, 2014
THE Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (Oro Chamber) will host the Mindanao Food Congress 2014, the largest gathering of agriculture and food industry players, government policy makers, exhibitors, businessmen and consumers in Mindanao.
This year's Food Congress with the ultimate goal of aligning Mindanao Food Security in the Asean Market hopes to re-affirm the position of the island as the country's food basket by showcasing its agricultural products toward finding new markets and establishing industry networks.
More importantly, this conference will be an opportune time for private-public stakeholders to discuss policy issues as they prepare Mindanao for the challenges of the One ASEAN Economic Community in 2015.
Set on September 25-26, at the Luxe Hotel, the Mindanao Food Congress is also co-hosted by the city government of Cagayan de Oro, Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), Mindanao Business Council (MinBC), and the Chamber of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Industries (CAFFINORMIN).
Meanwhile, Secretary Mar Roxas of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) supports this congress as he is one of the invited keynote speakers on the said event.
The secretary has also issued Memorandum Circular No. 2014-88 encouraging all local chief executives in Mindanao Regions to send representatives on the said congress, particularly from their respective Local Agricultural Office to participate on official business.
All DILG Regional Directors of Mindanao and the ARMM Regional Governor are also directed to disseminate the memorandum circular within their respective jurisdiction. (Oro Chamber)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on August 28, 2014.