The Provincial Agriculturist’s Office in partnership with the Agricultural Training Institute – MIMAROPA embarked to establish commodity industry roadmaps of priority commodities of Oriental Mindoro that includes coconut, banana, onion, bangus and tilapia, and swine. On October 6, 2023, ATI-MIMAROPA awarded the Provincial Government through PAGO with P1.198M financial assistance for the conduct of the  road mapping activities.

On November 8-10, 2023, PAGO conducted the Roadmap Development for the Coconut Industry in Oriental Mindoro at Vencio’s Garden Hotel, Calapan City. The three-day activity was participated by a total of 66  stakeholders from among coconut farmers, processors, traders, Municipal Agricultural Offices, Academe, and National Government Agencies. While, the Roadmap Development for Bangus and Tilapia Industry was   conducted on November 22-24, 2023 at Calapan City and was attended by 64 participants from the key stakeholders of aquaculture industry in the province.

A commodity roadmap is intended as a set of strategies, programs, and specific activities aimed at achieving targets and objectives shared among stakeholders at all levels of the value chain. And this has been pursued by PAGO and ATI as part of the implementation of the Province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System (PAFES) in the province.

Roadmapping activities for the remaining commodities will be conducted on the 1st quarter of 2024. PAGO has so far completed the Calamansi Industry Roadmap which was developed in partnership with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Department of Agriculture.