Mindanao’s lead agency in coordinating and integrating development efforts that bring about accelerated socio-economic development of Mindanao.
We shall carry out this mission through the active and extensive participation of all sectors in this development process. We are committed to upholding standards for service excellence, good governance and inclusive leadership in achieving the aspirations and vision of all Mindanawons.
Inspection Mission. Papua New Guinea’s Central Province Governor Robert Agarobe and his colleagues
inspect farms and rice processing facilities in Davao and North Cotabato following the forging of agreement
for export of premium rice to PNG at P60 to P80 per kilo. The delegation will also join the Davao Agri
Trade Expo, September 27-28, for opportunities in business networking and matching.
Davao City - Officials of the Central Province of Papua New Guinea led by Gov. Robert Agarobe inspected farms and rice processing facilities in Davao and North Cotabato over the weekend to finalize the export of premium Mindanao Rice to the South Pacific country of 8 million.
The inspection mission came following the Agreement signed between Gov. Agarobe and Mindanao Rice Farmers groups in Port Moresby two weeks ago on Agricultural Cooperation, including the supply of Mindanao Premium Rice to PNG.
The signing was witnessed by PNG Prime Minister James Marape and Philippine Ambassador Bienvenido Tejano.
The country, located in the Eastern Part of Papua Island, imports almost all of its rice needs.
As Filipino farmers compete with cheap rice imports from other countries, the Mindanao Development Authority opened the prospects of exporting Premium Rice to PNG, where it is sold for as much as the equivalent of P60 to P80 per kilo.
Tomorrow, Gov. Agarobe and Don Bosco Multi-Purpose Cooperative, a pioneering farmers' group in exporting organic rice, will forge the Memorandum of Agreement for the export of premium and organic rice to PNG.
Governor Agarobe and his colleagues are expected to pay a courtesy visit to Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio for potential government-to-government discussions and open potential partnership between the cities.
The delegation will also participate in this year’s Davao Agri Trade Expo, September 27-28, organized by the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc., which will provide them opportunities to do government networking and business-to-business matching. #