Naga City. The Department of Agriculture Bicol through the Agribusiness and Marketing Division, hosted an Investment Forum on July 5, 2017 at the Aljosh Café this city. Aimed to increase awareness about investment opportunities, both local and foreign and strengthen a multi sectoral network system for investment, some 55 small and budding entrepreneurs mostly engaged in gabi and sili farming from Iriga, Naga City, Ocampo, Sipocot, Pamplona, Goa, Tigaon and Nabua Camarines Sur attended the one day event.
The investment forum served as an avenue for possible market linkages and information on the latest market demands. The main topics discussed include: Status of Sili (labuyo) which was discussed by Ronald Coprada, Report Officer, High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) on Gabi Plant Production shared by Marilyn Castillo, Agri Technician, Nabua Cam. Sur.