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Bohol governor bats for agri-based ‘creative industries’

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The village of San Carlos in Danao, Bohol were trained in 2019 on the development and production of Camote-based products through the Department of Science and Technology’s Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology program. Among their sweet potato goods are chips, cookies, jam, juice (with calamansi), and catsup. -- @DOSTBOHOL

BOHOL Governor Arthur C. Yap aims to bring more support to the province’s agricultural sector through the development of “creative” products. “I wanna go big on creative industries,” he said on his social media page following a consultative meeting in late February with officials of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office. Mr. Yap, who served as Department of Agriculture Secretary in 2004-2007, said the meeting was intended to look into how they can bring “proper” assistance for local crops such as coffee, cacao, and bamboo, among others. He also proposed that the local offices of DTI and the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) work on a more synchronized budget for programs that will help farmers and entrepreneurs. The DoST has a provincial science and technology center in the capital Tagbilaran City, which provides trainings and assistance for various industries. Among these are cacao and chocolate processing, weaving and handicrafts, wood furniture, and food processing.





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