In photo: CFIDP Coordinator with Coconut MSMEs

PASAY CITY — On February 3, 2023, DTI Quezon conducted Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Program (CFIDP) Exploratory Meeting with coconut Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises at Propak Philippines in Pasay City, facilitated by TIDS Honeylee O. Eclavea, TIDS Jaryz E. Lloce, CFIDP Coordinator Dara Jannes C. Obmerga, and TIDA Keanu Rairata.

Propak Philippines provides various industries with access to the latest developments in packaging and processing machines and technology from leading companies across the globe. The exhibition delivers a brilliant industry-focused event connecting international suppliers to local and regional buyers in the food, drink, and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries.

The exploratory meeting also involved coconut food and non-food MSMEs such as Buko Pie Ilayang Talim, SICAP Quezon Agriculture Cooperative, Adarna Agriculture Cooperative, Small Coconut Farmers Agriculture Cooperative, REMPC, AIFPC, Abenes Virgin Coconut Oil, PMPC, WL Montealto Enterprises, Gumaca Coco Coir Consumers Cooperative, San Quintin Multi-Sectoral Organization, 3Vs Farmer Association, BAGVILSAN Farmers, and ARB Organization.

TIDS Eclavea welcomed the attendees and shared a brief introduction about Propak Philippines. Afterward, the DTI Quezon team and coconut MSMEs met the suppliers and inquired about the packaging machines and materials for coconut food and non-food products.

Suppliers that they met included Sanko Machinery Co., LTD., Eminoglu Makina, Goglio (Tianjin) Packaging Co. Ltd, GSI Philippines, Keyence Philippines, Inc., and AUMPACK Inc.

After meeting the suppliers, the DTI Quezon Team and MSMEs attended different seminars, such as Suitable Packaging for Coconut Food and Non-Food Products by the Philippine Coconut Authority, Embracing Digitalization by PROMAP, and Food Safety and Overview of Environmental Monitoring Program by Glenwood Technologies International, Inc.

Date of Release: 29 March 2023