In partnership with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources LDN, the Provincial Cooperative Office successfully organized an Agri-Aqua Fair held at the Provincial Capitol Lobby, Pigcarangan, Tubod, October 20-21, 2021.
The said activity aims to showcase various local agri-aqua products of four (4) selected cooperatives in the province: the OFW Simbuco Association, Lala Fishermen’s Cooperative, Kapatagan Rural Farmers FisherFolk Association, and Baroy Stakeholders and Fishermen Cooperative (BASFICO).
“I talked to Gov. Angging about organizing a fair, and she kindly offered to use the Capitol Lobby to put up our booth. We wanted to help our fisherfolks introduce their products to a wider market and reach other potential buyers. In this way, we can help them increase their sales,” BFAR Provincial Director Mr. Noel Saldajeno said.
Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo personally graced their booth and purchased various products such as fresh vegetables, prawns, Bangus, seaweed ice cream, smoked, canned, and dried fish available from different parts of the coastal municipalities of Lanao del Norte.
“As I look at their booth, I am reminded of the rich natural resources that we have here in our province. May we continue to support our local fisherfolks and farmers through patronizing and buying their products, especially during this time of the pandemic,” Governor Angging said.
Ms. Minda Regis, the Provincial Cooperative Officer, thanked Governor Angging and the BFAR LDN headed by PD Saldajeno for their unparalleled support to our local agri-aqua cooperatives. PIO-LDN