20th Davao Agri Trade Expo launched
Photo: Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte tours the exhibit area of the Davai AgriTrade Expo

DAVAO CITY Sept. 20, 2018. The 20th Davao Agri Trade Expo (DATE) 2018 opened this morning at SMX Convention Center Davao. An annual event of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, DATE highlights local agriculture and includes exhibits and sale of agriculture based products. The exhibit ends on September 22,2018.

In his opening remarks, DATE 2018 Chairperson John Tria said that sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction and can be achieved through reforms in agriculture.

Respectively, Ms. Lynette Marcos-Abarro read the key message written by Senator Cynthia Villar which imparted the importance of lifting the farmers from poverty.

DATE 2018 also includes free seminars such as Aquaponics, The Best Alternative Technology in Agriculture (Natural Farming), Cacao Science and Agronomy Chocolate Processing, and Biostimulants: Effective Crop Nutrition, Better Crop Protection. These are held throughout the Expo dates.

On September 21 a conference on Agribusiness Innovations will be held while on September 22, Saturday, a coffee bean grading and coffee tasting Chocolate Festival will be held after the Young Farmers and Blogger’s Meet up. Chocolate products that are made in Mindanao will be showcased. Admission to the festival is FREE. For more updates regarding the DATE 2018, you may follow https://web.facebook.com/DavaoAgriTradeExpo/.