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DA, Go Negosyo, LBP MOA Signing for Inclusive Growth (Sept. 20, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 20 September 2021

To sustain and scale-up local agribusinesses and open more economies in the time of the new normal, Agriculture Secretary William Dar signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Go Negosyo and LandBank of the Philippines (LBP) for the promotion of inclusive growth through financial inclusivity and accessibility of agrientreprenuers, farmers and fishers, mentored under the Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program (KAMMP) on Sept. 20, 2021.

Through a virtual ceremonial signing, the three institutions committed to continue supporting and providing innovations for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and improve the lives of the Filipino people amidst the challenges of the COVID-19.

The initiative aims to promote inclusive growth by promoting financial accessibility, and focusing on the three M’s principle of Go Negosyo: Money, Market, and Mentor.

Secretary Dar pledged his full support to the initiative, stressing the need to multiply and promulgate MSMEs in the agriculture sector.

For his part, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Secretary Joey Concepcion said that one of the goals of the initiative is to open the economy and enable it to co-exist with COVID-19.

LBP President Cecille Borromeo said that the financial institution has continuously designed credit windows and financial assistance packages, custom-made for the needs of agriculture to widen credit access of farmers, fishers, and MSMEs. (Photo by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)

Bidders' Forum

This event aims to apprise the Bidders on the Standard Bidding Procedures of the Department of Agriculture - Office of the Secretary and the introduction of Green Procurement conditions in the procurement of Lease of Venue, Catering of Food Provision and I.T. Equipment.

As such, we highly encourage you to join and participate in this meaningful event as we have allotted two (2) slots per company on a "First come, First Served" basis. This activity will be held in Region IV-A, exact location to be announced.

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