Beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in the region will showcase their products from November 13 to 16, 2017 at the activity center of the Robinsons Starmills in this city.
Seventy six (76) micro and small enterprises from agrarian reform communities of the seven provinces in Central Luzon will sell different kinds of products during the first ever Regional CARP Trade Fair organized by the Department of Trade and Industry Regional Office III (DTI-3). Products to be displayed and sold in the fair include coconut and sabutan based products from Aurora, cashew, coffee and bamboo products from Bataan, processed meat, fish and dairy products as well as bread products from Bulacan and soya, waterlily and bags and accessories from Nueva Ecija. Pampanga CARP trade fair participants will display delicacies, organic fertilizer and vegetables while Tarlac entrepreneurs will sell native products like potato wine, ylang-ylang perfume, peanut butter and calamansi products. Zambales participants will display mango products, cashew, mushroom, banana chips and bamboo based handicrafts.
The DTI supports the livelihood component of the agrarian reform program by providing livelihood skills training and entrepreneurial and marketing support through exposure of CARP beneficiaries’ products in trade fairs and market matching.♦