NEWS ARTICLES

Fisherfolk cashing in on lobster

November 21, 2015 - Don’t look now, but small fishermen in Caraga region are cashing in on the Spiny Lobster known in science as Pinalurus ornatus which thrives in the clean coastal waters in the two provinces of Surigao and Dinagat Island.

Attending conferences is rewarding

November 14, 2015 - Attending agri-related conferences is rewarding in a number of ways. For one, you meet interesting persons you would not normally meet elsewhere.

WITH COLD CHAIN PROJECT: Life Gets Better In Caraga

November 7, 2015 - Life of farm families in Caraga, the second poorest region in the country, is becoming much better, thanks to a four-year program funded by USDA and implemented by Winrock International.

Source: Zac B. Sarian Site & Manila Bulletin

SPINY LOBSTER: A Goldmine From The Sea

November 17, 2015 - Fish farmers in Caraga profit from spiny lobsters grown in cages ​Small fishermen in the Caraga region have found a goldmine from the sea, thanks to a four-year rural development program in the two Surigao provinces, two Agusan provinces, and Dinagat Island. The program is the Philippine Cold Chain Project (PCCP), now being implemented by Winrock International.

Source: Zac B. Sarian Site & Manila Bulletin

Fishing village survives ‘pork’ scam

June 21, 2015 - With open arms, fisherman Alejo Gratico and his neighbors welcomed two men from a nongovernment organization (NGO) who arrived in Surigao City in 2008. At last, help finally came to the remote fishing community in Sitio Pag-ayawan in Day-asan village, Gratico thought.

Caraga agriculture gets boost from USDA

August 20, 2014 - One of the poorest regions in the Philippines is set to be the local industry standard for one of the most advanced region-wide cold chain supply models for agricultural products.

CARAGA banks on cold chain supply project

August 20, 2014 CAGAYAN DE ORO - Setting up a cold chain supply project in an area plagued by power supply deficiency and with one of the highest electricity rates in the Asian region is, any analyst would say, a high-risk venture.

Cold Chain: Keeping Fresh Food Safe

June 26, 2014 People love to eat, and are increasingly demanding their food is fresh. Not only do consumers want fresh food, they want assurance that their foods and ingredients have been handled properly from the farm or factory all the way to the supermarket

Source: Food Online

PH cold chain operators eye expansion in Caraga region

March 04, 2014 The Caraga region in northeastern Mindanao in the Philippines offers myriad opportunities for cold chain operators, especially after the recent launch of the four-year Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development-Philippine Cold Chain Project (PCCP) funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Source: Port Calls Asia

USDA Cold Chain Project Aims To Boost Filipino Farmers

February 13, 2014 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service’s (USDA/FAS) recently announced the launch of a new Food for Progress project called the Philippines Cold Chain Project (PCCP), aimed at helping Filipino farmers earn more income by increasing productivity and food safety while reducing losses.The project will be implemented in the Caraga Region, with the four-year project expected to impact 979,000 people directly.

Safer Food and Strengthened Economy: USDA Lauches Cold Chain Project in CARAGA

February 7, 2014 Manila - The United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service’s (USDA/FAS) Food for Progress is launching a project to help Filipino farmers earn more income by increasing productivity and food safety, while reducing losses. The project, called the Philippines Cold Chain Project (PCCP), will launch at U.S. Embassy Manila on February 7, 2014, at 1 p.m., and will include the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the USDA, implementing partner Winrock International, and five provincial governors of the Caraga Region of Mindanao. Over the course of the four-year project, PCCP is expected to impact 979,000 people directly.

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