MANGO SUMMIT | DA Undersecretary for High Value Crops and Rural Credit Evelyn Laviña (3rd from right) receives the certificate of appreciation from the President of Samahang Magmamangga ng Davao Region, Inc. (SMDRI) Richard Olores (3rd from left) as a keynote speaker during the conduct of the Regional Mango Summit held on October 19-20 at the Grand Menseng Hotel in Davao City.
Also in photo (from left) is the President of the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation. Inc. Virginia dela Fuente and DA-XI Asst. Director Dr. Angelina Pancho, (from right) Emmanuel Bartocillo from NMAT EXECOM and Davao City Councilor Marisa Abella.
SMRDI organized the event in collaboration with DA- XI Agribusiness & Marketing Assistance Division to discuss the challenges confronting the mango industry especially the decline in production, pests and diseases incidence, marketing as well as the need for financing.