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Mindanao is the Philippines' second largest island and nearly 1/3 (one-third) of Mindanao's land area is deeply committed to agriculture. By its rich natural resources, Mindanao has been called the country's "Land of Promise." The region supplies over 40 percent of the country's food requirements and contributes more than 30 percent to national food trade. As technology continues to advance and markets become more global, agricultural businesses in Mindanao evolved to meet and address high-tech farming demands and conflicts.

With the ongoing progress of Mindanao into the new normal, the modernization of agricultural farming towards a thriving agribusiness-driven industry contributes to the Philippine government's inclusive growth and rural development agenda. Furthermore, despite the effects of changing weather patterns and related extreme events on agricultural operations, Mindanao's economy remains dominated by agriculture, with strong opportunities for agri-industrial growth. As a result, the LGUs have been introducing various productivity enhancing technologies to improve household incomes and promote sustainable agricultural practices.

In line with this, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines will be hosting a webinar entitled "Mindanao Talks: Innovation of Agribusiness for Rural Economy Development" which will be held on June 22, 2022 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (GMT +8) via Zoom. This webinar aims to provide a comprehension for farmers and business owners to compete and remain viable in a global marketplace, they draw upon business principles and a complex network of agriculture and business professionals.

For registration and partnership inquiries, please contact Joanne Natindim at joanne.natindim@eccp.com.


  • Secretary William Dar (Secretary at Department of Agriculture)

    Secretary William Dar

    Secretary at Department of Agriculture

  • Maria Lourdes Lim (Regional Director of NEDA XI)

    Maria Lourdes Lim

    Regional Director of NEDA XI

    Director Maria Lourdes D. Lim is a government economist, with post graduate degrees in
    Economics from the University of the Philippines School of Economics and a Ph.D in
    Organizational Management and Institutional Development (honoris causa). Currently, she is the
    Regional Director of NEDA Regional Office XI in Davao City and the ex-officio Vice-Chairperson of
    the Regional Development Council (RDC) XI. The RDC is the primary institution that coordinates and
    sets the direction of all economic and social development efforts in the region. It also serves as the forum
    where local efforts can be related and integrated with national development activities to ensure
    sustainable, participatory and equitable development.

    Her major accomplishments include her proactive and sustained leadership in the pursuit of
    peace and development in Southern Philippines through participative planning, strategic
    investments promotion, resource mobilization, and results-based monitoring and evaluation.

    As an advocate and practitioner of development planning, she spearheaded the formulation and
    updating of the Davao Regional Development Plan (DRDP), 2017-2022; Davao Regional
    Development Investment Program (DRDIP), 2017-2022; Davao Regional Results Matrices, 2017-
    2022; Davao Gulf Area Development Plan, 2012- 2030; Diwalwal Mineral Reservation Area
    Development Plan (DMRADP) 2012-2032; Mindanao Spatial and Strategic Development
    Framework (MSSDF), 2015-2045 and the Davao Region Industry Cluster Roadmap. She also led
    the appraisal of major infrastructure projects in the Region, which were approved by the NEDA
    Board, such as the Mindanao Railway Project Tagum-Davao-Digos Segment), Davao City Coastal
    Road Project, and the Davao City Bypass Road Construction Project, among others.

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