A Korean company visits the farm and offices of cassava-growing FCAs in Bukidnon and MisOr provinces, in the hopes of finalizing the latter’s supply of fresh cassava tubers.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Executives and representatives of a Korean company conducted farm and office visits to the different farmers, cooperatives, associations (FCAs), in the provinces of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental set to finalize a partnership, with the latter supplying fresh cassava tubers.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Investments (DTI-BOI) facilitated said visit to 13 FCAs on February 16-18, 2022.

The said FCAs are from Malitbog, Salvacion, Kadingilan, Don Carlos, Pangantucan, Maramag, Cabanglasan, Lantapan of Bukidnon, and Claveria of Misamis Oriental, who have beforehand signified their intent to supply to the Korean’s targeted tapioca manufacturing starch plant in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.

During the field visits, the Korean team met the chairpersons and other farmer-leaders of the different FCAs, where they have laid out their terms and conditions, for the eventual sealing of a marketing agreement between said parties.

With the presence of the Korean investors, DA-10 Regional Executive Director expressed, that farmers can also avail loan assistance from the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC), DA’s credit arm, in aid to the needed added logistics and capital that the FCAs may need for such marketing opportunity.

“This year, the agency continues to implement several projects, that are already in the pipeline, to help raise agricultural productivity, resiliency, and access to more market linkages for farmers in the region,” Collado said.

The Cassava Program of the Field Operations Division, the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division of DA-10, and DTI-BOI facilitated the second batch visit of the Korean buyers.# (JCAnito)