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Davao summit to roll out apps for farmers, halal

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A mobile application -- OneFarm app -- that will help farmers connect directly with buyers will be introduced during the 2018 LivEx.

DAVAO CITY — A mobile application that will help farmers connect directly with buyers will be one of the new technologies that will be introduced during the 2018 LivEx, an innovation summit organized by ICT-Davao, Inc., to be held here on Oct. 22.

Samuel R. Matunog, president of ICT-Davao, the umbrella organization of information and communication technology groups in the Davao Region, said Simon Wong, founder of BigDex PLT based in Sarawak, Malaysia, will be presenting the OneFarm app, which would allow growers to bypass middlemen in the marketing process.

Mr. Matunog said the target is to come to an agreement for the app to be used at the Davao Food and Trade Terminal, part of the planned 25-hectare Davao Food Complex (DFC), which is expected to be operational this month.

“We are facilitating discussions with the city (government) and Simon Wong on the possibility of the food terminal to use this OneFarm app,” he said.

The terminal, funded by the city government, is intended to serve as a wholesale hub for farmers from the city and the provinces of Davao del Sur and Davao Occidental.

Another company that will participate in the summit is Brunei’s Suhbee Co., which will present a platform that will allow micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to promote their products.




Suhbee Co. President Pg Sarimah Pg Hj Latiff will also lead a mentoring session for MSMEs on halal certification in Brunei.

Several mobile applications for the healthcare industry will also be presented at the event.

Mr. Matunog said the 2018 LivEx will have various segments and tracks, including technology-enabled social enterprises and e-commerce platforms, financing, branding, and marketing. — Maya M. Padillo

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