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SMILE Program Campaign Intensifies; conducts series of FGDs

posted May 29, 2014, 11:02 PM by Dtiph Rehiyon Dose   [ updated May 29, 2014, 11:02 PM ]

DTI -NERBAC 12  intensified its  campaign for its Supply Management thru Investments for Large Enterprises (SMILE) Program by coordinating with other government offices such as the Office of the Provincial Agriculturists in Sarangani and South Cotabato and Cooperative Development Authority. 

In March 2014, at least three Focused Group Discussions (FGDs) featuring different SMILE Program identified opportunities were held in the provinces of South Cotabato (March 11 & 12 ) and Sarangani (March 19). generating a total of P2.2 Million  worth of investment leads. These are between San Miguel Foods Inc and Mr. Lorenz Kho (Jo-an’s Bakeshop) worth Php 1.2 M investments  involving 60 hectares of cassava plantation and consolidation and San Miguel Foods Inc and Kibut Farmers’ Association worth Php 1M involving 50 hectares of cassava plantation and consolidation. 

Other investment leads that still needs to be monitored and followed up are between the following parties. 1) Joan's Bakeshop with Jormel Barrics for supply of camote & ube 2) Sarangani Cocotech Corp & RHL re: production & delivery of cocopeat block to U.S. 3)SMFI with SADIA FArms 4) The Farm &  Palkan Multi-Purpose Coop 5)The Farm & LGU Tantangan's developed group re: supply of liquid handsoap; 6) Frabelle and SAFECO re: supply of banay-banay rice to Frabelle’s fishing vessels.