DA supports Bishop Gainza Trade Fair ‘21

The Department of Agriculture (DA) once again supported the Bishop Francisco Gainza Trade Fair (BFGTF), which is still ongoing at the SM City Naga.


The DA has sponsored five exhibitors to join the trade fair, namely: Rural Improvement Club of Sagrada; Agripreneur Farmers and Producers Association; LGU Tinambac; Sto. Niño Pili Vegetable Growers Association; and Gilden Parauma.


The theme of this year’s event is “BFGTF: Katuwang sa Pandemia, sa Tabang ni Jose asin Maria.”

Meanwhile, in Robinson’s Place, the DA through the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) in partnership with the Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MNCCI) have successfully opened the Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment in Regional Expositions or ASPIRE.


ASPIRE kicked off this year’s Bicol Business Month initiated by the MNCCI aimed to showcase Bicol products, ingenuities and opportunities for business.


Some 33 local producers/women entrepreneurs being supported by the DA participated in the event. These are: M.A. Haya Dried Fish and Flavored Tinapa, Yulaik Food Products; FABCARR Food Products; Mhina’s Processed Foods; Hayahay Food Products; J Farm Spicy Taro Chips; Lucky Pan’s Food Products; Multi Agri Forest and Community Development Cooperative; Siligaya Food Products; DWS Food Products;


MCF Agro-Ventures; Koy’s Crab Paste; Omnaturals Food Producers; Sergio’s Chili Products; Marchilino Food Products; AR-AM Food House (La Comida Goa); Orange Country Enterprise; Maria E. Food Products; MYA Food Industry; Manoy Andy’s Ihawan; Benitta and Flora’s Food Products; Aping’s Food Products; Spize Sare’s Pilinut Candy; Kuya B’s Mushroom House; HGQ Handicrafts; Golden Paraoma; Planza High Value Crops Planters Association; Umagrisenso; Kopi CamSur; May Ogob Agrarian Reform Coop; Binanuaanan Farmers Community Development Association, Inc.; and Camarines Garden.


In its 5th year of implementation, ASPIRE continues to support many Bicolano entrepreneurs through marketing assistance and investment promotions of regional commodities such as pili, abaca, gabi and queen pineapple.


ASPIRE is a DA program that aims to bridge the gap between the farmers, producers and processors, buyers, investors and consumers. (By Lovella P. Guarin.Photo credit: Jun Collantes and Raymond Adversario – RAFIS 5)