The DTI – Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (DTI-CARP) Guimaras Unit, along with its provincial counterparts, joined the fourth round of synchronized planning with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) together with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) at the La Carmela de Boracay Hotel and Resort, Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan from February 15 – 17, 2017.

During the presentation of planned activities, focus was given to food processing enterprises.

For DTI and DAR Guimaras, both agencies agreed to exert efforts to ensure that the TPAS Agrarian Reform Cooperative will be able to meet the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) requirements in getting a License to Operate (LTO).

Other activities slated for Guimaras are for the enhancement of the handicrafts industry and participation to trade fairs, both in the local and national level. The aim is to maximize the assistance provided to agrarian reform beneficiaries in Region VI by the three agencies.

The project is part of a collaborative effort to ensure that activities between agencies are attuned to the thrust of the national government.