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Planting Chocolate Trees Vlog Series Episode #8: Cacao Culture at the Davao Agri Trade Expo

It was a successful year again for the annual Davao Agri Tade Expo: All In as it celebrated its 21st year last September 26-28, 2019.  Plus, it was a celebratory experience for us because we had the opportunity to impart everything about cacao and to share our chocolate journey to young agripreneurs! Government officials graced us to officially open the grand event and shared their remarks regarding the agriculture sector of the Philippines.  Aside from that, a number of exhibits were installed to showcase the latest agriculture technology and different agri products from Cacao City!  Clearly, it was an awesome DATE!  We do hope that the future agripreneurs are inspired to bring more ideas in the industry and help in the boom...

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Aning Kakaw, Kitang Kita Cacao Summit

The Cacao Summit was held last August 24, 2019 at Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City organized by the Department of Agriculture Region XI. Participated by local and national government officials like DA Sec. William Dar, cacao industry players, farmers, stakeholders, and other cacao players from all over the country. Cacao Culture Farms' team joined as well to actively participate and show our commitment to the development of the cacao industry in the country together with other cacao and chocolate producers from Mindanao. Aside from that various discussions were the main parts of the event in order for farmers, cacao players to talk and address different issues and concerns about the cacao industry. To know the full details of the event, check the...

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Mindanao Trade Expo 2019

This year’s Mindanao Trade Expo (MTE) was officially launched last August 10-14, 2019 at Abreeza Ayala Mall, Davao City. In celebration of the 34th Kadayawan Festival, the 24th edition of MTE showcased not only Davao products but also distinctive raw materials traditionally produced by indigenous communities of Davao Region tribes such as B'laan, Mandaya, Manobo and many more. This once again provides an opportunity for exhibitors to entice the visitors or consumers to buy their local products.  Various mentors or cacao experts gathered to discuss essentially about Philippine cacao - its status in the global chocolate map, its nutritional facts, artisanal chocolates made straight from raw cacao and agritourism especially in Davao region.  Ultimately, everyone also witnessed the first-ever cacao dessert-making...

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Go Lokal! Opens its First Store in Davao City

The 103rd Go Lokal! store was opened last Friday at the Abreeza Ayala Mall, Davao City. Cacao Culture Farms attended the opening together with other entrepreneurs from Davao. It featured products from different southern regions spearheaded by DT1I in partnership with the Mindanao Trade Expo Foundation, Inc. (MTEFI). Go Lokal! is an excellent marketing platform provided for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). It is a Filipino concept store offering only products of quality, unique design and compelling narratives. It aims to inspire our entrepreneurs to level up and meet global standards. By far, there are 332 Philippine MSMEs that are enrolled in the program including Cacao Culture products as it is now available in Go Lokal! stores. Last 2017,...

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Mindanao Trade Expo 2018

Mindanao products shine at Mindanao Trade Expo in Glorietta Mall, Makati City. Staged last Oct 5-9, the exhibition is composed of more than 80 booths from Mindanao and some parts of Visayas. The fair showcases local products, such as home decor and furnishings, fashion accessories, fashion textile, and local food products. The "Mindanao Pavilion" is one of the 2018 MTE's special feature, acknowledging the emerging cacao producers and promising cacao brands from Mindanao. Some of the chocolate variants here are rarely seen in community supermarkets. Mindanao Trade Expo not only showcased Mindanaoan products, it also held seminars, food tasting, and product demonstrations and preparations. Like the Tablea Making, Cacao Pairing by the mother-daughter duo Wit and Bianca Holganza and the talk...

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