Thirty-one (31) cacao growers, who have the potential for certification under the GAP System of the Bureau of Plant Industry of the Department of Agriculture, attended the training on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) on August 22-24, 2018 at the Agricultural Training Institute, San Mateo, Isabela.
Ms. Juliet C. Guieb, member of the Cagayan Valley Cacao Industry Development Council and Manager of H&J Integrated Farm, successfully completed the 1st Cacao Graded Intensive Course in the Philippines conducted on August 22-24, 2018. This feat was achieved by the entrepreneur for free through the coordination of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – Region 02 with SGS Philippines Inc., the company conducting the course.
The Municipality of Allacapan in Cagayan emerged as the 3rd Most Competitive Municipality in Infrastructure in the 2018 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) Survey, among 3rd to 6th Class Municipalities in the Philippines. It also ranked 8th in Government Efficiency.