MOA to boost Mindanao’s cacao industry
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THE Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) will ink the memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the implementation of Cacao Double-Up Program during the Regional Cacao Stakeholders' Congress slated at Grand Men Seng Hotel tomorrow.
Minda Undersecretary Janet M. Lopoz said Wednesday the program is aimed at increasing the level of cacao production nationwide, especially in Mindanao where the largest cacao producing area is found particularly Davao Region, which contributes 90 percent to the country's total production.
"The program (Cacao Double-Up) is designed to double up and even surpass the country's current cacao production," she said.