The five-day Negros Coco Expo and Abanse Coco Negrense Trade Fair officially opened today at Robinson’s Place Bacolod led by Gov. Bong Lacson, Dept. of Trade and Industry (DTI) Negros Occ. OIC Provincial Director Lynna Joy Cardinal, and Dept. of Science and Technology (DOST) Negros Occ. and Provincial Director Allan Francis Daraug.
The activity is spearheaded by the DTI Negros Occ. in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Negros Occ., DOST, and Robinson’s Place Bacolod.
Gov. Lacson said that he wanted the coconut farmers to be fully empowered to contribute significantly towards the collective development and progress of the people and the province.
“May this Coco Expo enable us to share insights and learnings derived from best practices and to formulate policy recommendations aimed at addressing identified issues and enhancing the competitive advantage of coconut farmers,” he said.