THE AUTONOMOUS Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is enhancing the marketability of its processed agricultural products to give it a shot at the international market. In a press statement Sunday, June 3, Prince Shoudery Galo, trade and industry development specialist of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-ARMM, said there have been activities designed to help micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) meet international standards for their products. “We already conducted training on proper product development, labeling, packaging and marketing to the five provinces with around 8 to 15 MSMEs per province. Apart from that, we offer basic entrepreneurial skills training. We want them to look forward to exporting their products as they step up to a new level,” Mr. Galo said. The DTI-ARMM is currently looking at acquiring barcodes and other requirements that these MSMEs need to comply with international standards. — Carmelito Q. Francisco