The 1st Cagayan Valley Coffee Business Forum, through the Cagayan Valley Coffee Industry Council (CVCIC) held its 1st Business Meeting on August 25, 2017 at the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Cagayan Valley Research Center, San Felipe, Ilagan City, Isabela.
About 12 Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) representing two of the eight major industries of Region 02, namely: bamboo and wearables and homestyle welcomed the implementation of the project “Capping and Revitalizing Artisanal and Fine Talents (CRAFT)” through Product Development which will run from August-October 2017.
With the Canadian Executive Service Organization’s (CESO) continuing support to empowering societies, Ilagan City is the third city of the Province of Isabela to benefit from the expertise of a CESO Volunteer Advisor on Place Branding, after Santiago City and Cauayan City. This project was a partnership between the Department of Trade and Industry-R02 through its Regional Director Ruben Diciano and Isabela Provincial Director Ma. SalvacionCastillejos, and the City Government of Ilagan under the leadership of Mayor Evelyn Diaz.