By: Aurell P. Arais
Malaybalay City – The Provincial Government of Bukidnon through the Provincial Agricultural Office conducted an agri-forum last December 7, 2006 at the provincial agricultural office, Capitol, Malaybalay City with a theme “Exploring Agri-business Oppurtuntities for Profitability and Agri-fisheries Product Safety”.
The said agri-forum being held annually, was participated by all agriculturists, agricultural technologists and the municipal/city agricultural officers from the 20 municipalities and 2 cities.
This year, there were more or less 250 participants who attended the said forum.
According to Agriculture Information Officer Maria Lilith Turan, there were 4 business and topics discussed: Updates on Coconut Industry by Director Luis G. Cruz, Philippine Coconut Authority Regional Director; Updates on Palm Oil Industry by Fernando Mercurio, the Operation manager of ABERDI: Updates on Heterophydiasis and some tips on agri-product safety by Dr. Vincent Raguro, medical officer IV of the Department of Health and Marketing Tie-up by Honey Gladys Valledor, chief of agricultural marketing division of DA-RFU 10.
During also on the said forum the Provincial Gawad Saka Awardees and Achievers for CY 2006 were given recognition and awards.
The occasion was graced by Mr. Romeo Cardoza, assistant provincial administrator who represented the provincial governor and Mr. Jun Maghanoy, technical director of DA-RFU 10 who represented Regional Executive Director Joel S. Rudinas.