Bangsamoro government Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim has expressed optimism for the coconut industry in the region, saying this can provide economic opportunities for everyone even those outside the core territory.
Ebrahim made the remarks Tuesday, August 25, during the kick off ceremony of this year’s national coconut week celebration in the region held at the Bangsamoro Government Center in Cotabato City.
“I am personally grateful to see the partnership inked between the PCA (Philippine Coconut Authority), MAFAR (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform) and MTIT (Ministry of Trade, Investment and Tourism) to continuously help our thriving coconut industry. After all, the socio-economic diversity and potential of this industry crosscuts various agencies and sectors,” he said in a video message during the event.
With the theme “Masaganang Niyugan Tungo sa Kaginhawaan,” among the highlights of the coconut week celebration in the region from August 25-27 include exhibits, forums, and business lectures dubbed “Synergy on Regional Coconut Days: Coco Bazaar+ MAFARlengke + Regional Coconut Industry Stakeholders’ Forum + Business-to-Business Matching and Business Counselling”.