Roy Moreno (2nd from left) and farmers belonging to the Vegetable Industry Council of South Cotabato (VICSCo) show samples to Nanette de Jesus (2nd from right) of Banana Creations, a fresh produce concessionaire of newly-opened Robinson's Supermarket in General Santos City, during the South Cotabato Vegetable Forum held recently in Koronadal. VICSCo, which supplies vegetables retail outlets in Mindanao and Manila, organized the vegetable forum in partnership with USAID's Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program and the Department of Agriculture. The event was attended by more than 160 vegetable growers, buyers and technicians. The GEM Program is implemented under the oversight of the Mindanao Economic Development Council.
Published in Zamboanga Today, January 28, 2010;
www.mindanao.com, January 30, 2010;
Sun Star Davao, Feburary 3, 2010