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DA, NSMMI MOU Signing on CGA of INSPIRE Beneficiaries (Jan. 18, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 18 January 2022

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar and the North Star Meat Merchants, Inc. (NSMMI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will link small hog growers’ beneficiaries of the Integrated National Swine Production Initiatives for Recovery and Expansion (INSPIRE) under a Contract Growing Arrangement (CGA).

The ceremonial signing, held on January 18, is in support of DA’s goal of helping local hog growers revive the industry and providing affordable, local fresh-chilled and frozen pork for the consuming public

Under the MOU, the DA, through its Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS) will assist the beneficiaries of the INSPIRE Program in marketing and market linking.

The MOU signing was witnessed by Undersecretary-Designate for Livestock William Medrano, Undersecretary for Consumer and Political Affairs Kristine Evangelista, Senior Assistant Vice President for Supply Chain and Logistics of SM Supermarket Rey del Valle, WalterMart General Manager Rosemarie Caalam, and NSMMI Chief Financial Officer Jed Tan. (Photo by Adonis Buhayan, DA-AFID)