Where We Are
Winrock International – Philippine Cold Chain Project (PCCP) operates in the Caraga Region in the Philippines.
The region is situated in the northeast section of Mindanao and consists of the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, and Dinagat Island. The major cities in the region are Bayugan, Butuan, Cabadbaran, Surigao, Bislig, and Tandag.
Caraga is considered as the richest region in terms of natural resources. It sits on 3.5 billion metric tons of metallic and non-metallic reserves. Thousands of hectares are planted with timber trees, oil, palm, abaca, banana, and other commodity crops. It has a long stretch of shoreline that promises abundance of fisheries and aquatic products. Despite the richness of its natural resources, Caraga is still one of the poorest regions in the country. (please cite source here)
Dinagat Islands is the newest province in the region created last October 2, 2006 by virtue of Republic Act No. 9355 or the Charter of the Province of Dinagat Islands.
Surigao del Norte
Surigao del Norte is composed of two (2) major islands of Siargao and Bucas Grande with its capital seat of government situated in the component city of Surigao.
Surigao del Sur
Surigao del Sur is rich in natural resources with vast agricultural land, rich aqua-marine resources and beaches, immense forestlands that are full of biodiversity and premium wood species.
Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Norte has 273,024 hectares of total land area. It is endowed with natural resources. Exploration of mineral resources and development of its tourism industry is a great help to the provincial economy.
Agusan del Sur