STRATEGIC/ACTION PLANNING WORKSHOP FOR THE DTI-SSF BAMBOO COOPERATOR, PROCESSORS AND STAKEHOLDERS
ON JANUARY 25, 2017 The Local Government Unit of Amlan conducts a Strategic/Action Planning Workshop at Dreamland Nature and Adventure Park located at Brgy. Silab Amlan Negros Oriental and it was facilitated by the Department of Trade and Industry Dumaguete City. Participants of the said workshop composed of: Identified bamboo processors from Local Government of Amlan, Local Government of Siaton, Local Government of Manjuyod, Local Government of Bayawan, Representative from the Academe and Provincial Bamboo Industry Development Council.
These aims to uplift the local economic growth by conducting skills training, product development, market development and strengthening of local people’s organization. In a bid to boost this potential, the Local Government Unit of Amlan, along with the Department of Trade and Industry Dumaguete City find its essential to support the development of these unique skills considering the number of potential bamboo handicraft makers, carpentry and rattan weavers who expressed their interest to pursue this venture need is to felt to address this potential;
First: This breakthrough is brought about by the growing concern of environmental consciousness worldwide.
Second: Business prospects appear to be good, as more people worldwide become environmentally conscious, likewise, demand for biodegradable products continuously increased.
Third: Agri-based rural industrialization ventures have been proven to be effective in generating jobs for people in the countryside and at the same time address product promotion and campaign with assistance from DTI fir inclusion of the product in trade fairs and forging linkages with external buyers.