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Philippines : More than 30 exhibitors join Kahimunan trade fair 2019.

More than 30 exhibitors in Northern Mindanao joined the Kahimunan Regional Trade Fair 2019 at the Activity Center of SM City Cagayan de Oro.

Kahimunan or creations is an annual event of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Northern Mindanao to promote and market the products of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the region.

DTI-10 Regional Director Linda O. Boniao said the Kahimunan is one of the market access programs to help MSMEs.

DTIs interventions usually end with marketing. We want to ensure that their products make it to the market, she added.

Boniao said this years exhibitors support around 200 MSMEs.

Bebeng Aragon from the Obra Food and Crafts Association of Iliga City said DTIs Kahimunan became the bridge for their products to be known to the public.

Obra, she said, was one of the beneficiaries of the first batch of Kapatid Mentor ME program of DTI in Iligan City.

We are grateful to DTI because through their help we have improved the packaging, labeling, and promotions of our products, she further said.

Out of the 19 MSME-members of Obra, 11 joined this years Kahimunan and showcased their products such as palapa, turmeric powder, longganisa, buko pie, chocolates, souvenirs, and Maranao delicacies.

Another booth featured cultural products such as brasswares, wooden furniture, wearables, woven products, and fashion accessories by Marawi IDPs.

The Kahimunan trade fair runs from August 19 to September 1 as one of the core events of the Higalaay Festival 2019.

Products such as processed food; crafts and fashion accessories; sugar, coffee and beverages; nuts and cashew; spices and condiments; health and organic products; and home style and living items Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental are showcased in the trade fair.

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Date:Aug 29, 2019
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