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38 producers exhibit at Trade Fair


The 4-day Negros Island Trade Fair opened with an array and display of various locally produced farm and food items that could land their way into the export market if it acquires the unique niche that no other products could yet compete.

This is also in line with the on-going event of Small and Medium Industry month for July. In the forefront are 38 exhibitors of the Food Producers Association headed by Danny Cabahug.

Coordinating agency is the Dept of Trade headed by NIR director Aster Caberte and Javier Fortunato of the province.

The Dept of Agriculture also supports the trade fair with a P200K funding, according to Bernard Limbaga of the DA marketing assistance division.

This is in preparation for the international trade fair on October 6-8 which will be held in this island region.

Among those on display at the Trade Fair are:

Home-made sweet blend pine apple jam, squash jam, home made Spanish sardines, fermented wine, fruit wine, l squash kalabassa cantaon, squash noodles, chips, fish cracker, pacol vinegar, fruit bars, borloloys and others.

Marilyn Mira Tindero said that noodles and canton can be made out of kalabasa, fermented wine can be produces from mango, papaya,guyabano.

DISABLED YET TALENTED

Andy Villaruel, 24, with amputated arms, yet he was able to manufacture a simple pedicab out of steel and sold it at P2,500 each.


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