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Coconut Trade Expo showcases potential of high value coconut products in the region 

DTI brings you BAHANDI Coconut Expo on October 14-17, 2022 at the Robinsons Place Tacloban.

This trade fair will showcase 30 beneficiaries of the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Program (CFIDP) and 26 other assisted micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Region 8. This will promote production of high value coconut products in the region through the CFIDP.

CFIDP thru DTI aims to increase overall productivity and income of coconut farmers by providing research, marketing and marketing promotion of local coconut products.

Buyers can expect a wide variety of high-value coconut products such as virgin coconut oil (VCO), VCO-based soap, coco coir – orchid hangers, pole ladders, and logs, coco wine, coco vinegar, coco flour, desiccated coconut and coconut-based native delicacies. There are also healthy options available such as green banana flour, turmeric tea, Robusta coffee, calamansi concentrate and plant-based chips among other traditional delicacies. There are also functional handcrafts from locally sourced coconut, bamboo, rattan, nito and romblon, that will be available at the fair.

The fair is expected to hit PHP 2,500,000.00 sales target for the participating producer-exhibitors. This amount would account for cash and booked sales.

This is also in time for the 78th Anniversary of the Leyte Gulf Landing and visitors are expected to arrive for the preparation of the whole celebration on October 20. Returning buyers from the previously conducted fairs are also expected to book purchases to help sustain the production of local products and the job generated in the process.



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