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INDUSTRY CLUSTERING: A STRATEGY FOR REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN CARAGA REGION, PHILIPPINES

 

The Caraga Region is composed of four provinces: Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.  Considered as the richest region in terms of natural resources, Caraga sits on 3.5 billion metric tons of metallic and non-metallic reserves. Thousands of hectares are planted with timber trees, oil palm, abaca, banana, and other commodity crops. 

 

Despite the richness of its natural resources, Caraga ironically, is one of the poorest regions in the Philippines. The poverty rate of the region which is fifty point two percent (50.2%) is actually worse than that of the entire country, which is only thirty-four percent (34%).

 

To spur regional economic development, the Regional Development Council or RDC adopted the Industry Clustering strategy on March 17, 2004 through RDC Resolution No. 6, as a way of enhancing the region’s competitive advantage. 

 

Industry Clustering is identified as a major strategy for countryside development and is seen as a focused approach in investment promotion.

 

The strategy promotes networking among local enterprises, buyers, input providers, local policy makers, the academe, research institutions, transport and hauling providers and other stakeholders in the industry, and provides them with a venue to regularly consult with one another.

 

Industry Clustering facilitates investments for the eight clusters in Caraga; which are the wood, oil palm, tourism, abaca, high value vegetables, seaweed and arts and crafts clusters. Combined, the 8 clusters have an investment potential that is estimated to amount to at least P80 billion.

 

Industry

Investment Potential

(Value adding activities not included)

Wood

P50 billion

Oil Palm

P10 billion

Tourism

P10 billion

Banana

P5 billion

Abaca

P2 billion

High Value Vegetables

P2 billion

Seaweed

P500 million

Arts & Crafts

P500 million

 

 

There are also emerging industry clusters in the region. The mining, coconut and processed food industries are among the identified emerging clusters. When fully developed, these two emerging clusters would contribute a significant amount of investments.

 

With strong commitment and close partnership of the region’s industry leaders, government sector, academe, and people’s organizations coupled with the support of the Caragans as a whole…we create an environment conducive to business growth.

 

FORESTRY. AGRICULTURE. MINING. ECO-TOURISM (FAME)

 

Go for FAME in Caraga.

 

 

 

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Butuan City Mayor Democrito Plaza, Chairperson of the Caraga Regional Development Council, led the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the launching of the Caraga Industry Clustering Program last May 16, 2005 at Almont's Inland Resort, Butuan City.  Assisting him are former Butuan City Mayor Daisy Plaza, NEDA Regional Director Carmencita Cochingco and DTI Asst. Regional Director Alicia V. Euseña.

 
Caraga IC Technical Working Group
 
Brielgo Pagaran
Regional Director, DTI-Caraga
Overall IC Coordinator
 
Arnold Faelnar
DTI-Caraga
 
Emmanuel Gidacan
NEDA-Caraga
 
Grace Harting
NEDA-Caraga
 
Angelita Espinosa
PCA-Caraga
 
Lynn Pareñas
DA-Caraga
 
Juanita Bahian
BFAR-Caraga
 
Dr. Gaudencio Petalcorin
NORMISIST
 
Jean Camarin
DOT-Caraga
 
Daria Galemba
DTI-Caraga
 
Ronquillo Gumilet
FIDA-Caraga
 

Website maitained by Arnold Faelnar of DTI-Caraga. 
For comments and suggestions, please email to arnold.faelnar@gmail.com.

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