University of St. La Salle

Agribiz Trade Fair opens at USLS with spotlight on local farmers

The 11th annual Agribusiness Trade Fair, organized by the Green Ranchers Club of the Agribusiness Department, opened at the University Coliseum Parking Lot on February 27, shedding light on the significance of supporting local farmers and businesses in Negros.

Attended by University administrators, faculty from the Yu An Log - College of Business and Accountancy, and students from the Agribusiness program, the trade fair revolves around the theme "Rewarding and Cultivating Sustainability in Agribusiness in the Modern Era."

University President Br. Joaquin Severino Martinez led the ribbon-cutting in the presence of external industry partners.

In his address, Br. Martinez underscored the pivotal role of agriculture in nation-building and food security, urging attendees to champion local enterprises and empower the agricultural sector.

This year's fair featured a diverse array of participants, including prominent names like Sunjin, Tateh Aquafeeds, Green Eco-solutions Resources, Inc., Dairy Carabao milk from Philippine Carabao Center (La Carlota Stock Farm), PhilRice Institute, Bahay Pag-Asa's homemade coffee, and Gardo’s.

DSB Gardens offered organic plants, vegetables, and fruits, Su Consuelo’s coffee store, KFoods presented assorted food, Spot Cafe's snack bar, Daygon Cafe’s coffee bar, MVS Food Corner, Bee's Betta And Aquatic Fishes, Malbo's Asian Fusion with Asian street foods, Dumbreak and RabBites offered frozen rabbit goods, AJB Meat Shop with pork products, and Inasal from PMV Food Station.

The overarching goal of the 11th Agribusiness Trade Fair is to honor local farmers, promote entrepreneurship, and pave the way for sustainable practices and economic growth within the agricultural community.

With a focus on these objectives, the event serves as a platform to recognize and support the vital contributions of the agricultural sector in fostering a resilient and sustainable future.

The said trade fair is open until February 29, providing ample time for the community to engage and benefit from the showcased opportunities and initiatives.





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