Davao City: The upcoming Mindanao Business Conference will allow delegates to understand Mindanao’s unique opportunities and strengths in light of the current recovery of the Philippine economy.
According to John Tria, President of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. and this year’s host, Mindanao’s unique position as a major food supplier of the Philippines and ASEAN presents a good opportunity for investors seeking a foothold in this essential industry, widely seen as resilient in its ability to withstand and recover quickly from many disruptions.
“Mindanao currently produces 40% of our food and can supply the food needs of many areas in the Visayas and Luzon. Investing further in this food production capacity and in systems to transport and distribute food will help it thrive and provide more food in the country, and strong income for local farmers and producers,” he said.
Agriculture and agribusiness will be one of the major topics for discussion in the conference, which will be keynoted by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez.