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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

Baguio City Trade Fair sells P1.1M Agri products on its first two Sundays

Baguio City, Philippines – Participants of the Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investments in Regional Exposition (ASPIRE) Trade Fair at Session Road in Baguio City were able to sell a total of P1,114,843.00 worth of agricultural food and non-food products during its first two Sundays.

The trade fair promotes and provides an alternative market platform for interested farmers' cooperatives and associations (FCAs) and Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the region.

According to a press release of the Regional Department of Agriculture, the activity is seen as a venue to link the participating groups to prospect buyers and/or investors to widen the agricultural industry.

During the first Sunday of ASPIRE Trade Fair, a total of Php478,421.00 of agricultural products were sold by 50 FCAs and MSMEs. This is based on the DA-CAR’s Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division report.

On its second Sunday this October 17, 2021, the same participants were able to sell a total of Php636,422.00 worth of agricultural products.

Sold local products include good agricultural practices (GAP) and organic certified vegetables; rice; fruits; eggs; processed foods like jams, chilli pastes, bread and pastries; handicrafts, and furniture, among others.

The trade fair is a joint activity of DA-CAR, DTI-CAR, Philippine Chamber of Commerce, Inc., and the City Government of Baguio, who also served as a host.

The activity opens every Sunday for the entire month of October.

DTI-CAR OIC-Regional Director Juliet P. Lucas reminded consumers to prioritize local products and consider safe and quality products when buying.

“Support local products. It is safer, traceable, and you do not have to go online,” Lucas stated.

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