BENEFICIARIES of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (Carp) in Central Luzon are set to showcase their products to Kapampangans this coming November 18 to 21.
The beneficiaries will hold a physical trade fair at the activity center of the Walter Mart in the City of San Fernando as a way of helping businesses recover.
A total of 50 micro and small enterprises from agrarian reform communities of the seven provinces in Central Luzon will sell different kinds of products.
The products of agrarian reform beneficiaries to be displayed and sold in the fair include coconut and sabutan-based products from Aurora, cashew, coffee, and bamboo products from Bataan.
Also available will be processed meat, fish and dairy products as well as bread products from Bulacan; soya, waterlily and bags and accessories from Nueva Ecija; delicacies, organic fertilizer, essential oils, wearable and homestyle products and vegetables, while Tarlac entrepreneurs will sell native products like potato wine, ylang-ylang perfume, peanut butter and calamansi products.
Zambales participants will display mango products, cashew, mushroom, banana chips and bamboo-based handicrafts.
The Carp regional trade fair is made possible with the cooperation and partnership of the DTI, Department of Agrarian Reform and Walter Mart.
The DTI supports the livelihood component of the agrarian reform program by providing livelihood skills training, provision of Shared Service Facilities, product development assistance and marketing support through the exposure of Carp beneficiaries’ products in trade fairs and market matching.
DTI-Central Luzon noted that while the fair will be held physically, the practice of mandatory health protocols by all sellers and buyers in the fair will be monitored.