DA-11 OIC-Regional Director Ricardo Oñate Jr. addresses the participants of the Forum on Export Promotion of Livestock, Poultry, Meat and Allied Products held in Davao City. Mindanao is one of the major producers of livestock and poultry products in the country. The forum aims to resolve challenges particularly in domestic and export markets. "We need to sustain FMD-free status, strenghten Halal Production and promote value-adding products such as meat processing," Oñate said. The forum also aims to increase public awareness on the market opportunities through transparent information on government initiatives to promote the export of livestock, poultry and its by-products.