Preparing for the Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment in Regional Exposition (ASPIRE) for this year, the DA-RFO 1 Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division held a consultation meeting with the Department of Trade and industry and representatives from each province in the region on April 29, 2022.

The AMAD group presented a post-activity report on the ASPIRE trade fair that took place at Robinsonโ€™s Place in Calasiao, Pangasinan in 2021. Based on the report, around 30 farmer cooperatives and associations and SMEs exhibited their products. The income generated from the three-day event summed up to P908,423.00.

Meanwhile, the proposed date for this year’s ASPIRE activity will be on June 14-19, 2022 while the venue will be the same since it will be more conducive for farmers and processors to showcase their products given the vast number of consumers/customers in the province.

A follow-up meeting will be held on May 27, 2022 for the finalization of the details of the activity.

The ASPIRE is a collaborative project of DA, DTI and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry aimed at converging the key players in agriculture and fisher business and industry.##

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