Xavier Science Foundation, Inc. together with its Indigenous Peoples partners in Mt. Kalatungan, Bukidnon have showcased various local products through their Lumad Booth during the Mindanao Food Congress and Oro Best Expo 2022 at the Atrium, LimKetKai Mall in Cagayan de Oro City.
Women representatives from partner IP organizations from the Mt. Kalatungan landscape have experienced the 5-day expo of food, culture, technology, and innovations. The products were made through the efforts of IP women in fostering their social enterprise initiatives such as beadworks, accessories, coffee, banana chips, peanut cookies, native mats, and handicrafts.
XSF’s participation is supported by the Philippine-Italy Debt for Development Swap Program through the Department of Finance (DOF) project titled Enhancing Communities Capacity for Inclusive Ecosystems Management and Rural Economic Sustainability (ECO-CARES).
The Mindanao Food Congress and Oro Best Expo 2022 was held from October 26 to 30, 2022 with a theme: “Transforming Mindanao Agriculture Towards a Food Secure Future.”