DA 11 ARD for Operations George Culaste (1st photo) addresses the officials of Region XII during the Organic Rice Send-Off Ceremony to Dubai and USA at Solid Shipping Lines in Davao City. Don Bosco Multipurpose Cooperative based in M'lang, North Cotabato will again send 13.5 metric tons of organic pigmented rice. Ten metric tons is bound for Dubai, UAE while 3.5 MT is intended for US market. Culaste said that it is a welcome development in Region 11 since the region has a limited area for rice production. "With this development there is a very wide opportunity for our products especially organic rice is in demand," Culaste adds.