16th UPMin Supply Chain Forum

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in News

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In celebration of the 28th anniversary of the University of the Philippines Mindanao, the School of Management invites the public to attend the 16th UP Mindanao Supply Chain Management Forum with the theme Agribusiness-led Inclusive Value Chain Development for Smallholder Farming Systems in the Philippines. This will be on March 17, 2023, from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon via Zoom. The speakers are from the Australian Centre for International Research (ACIAR) funded project AGB 2018 196 (IVC Philippines).

Ms. Michaela Cosjin, an International Development Researcher from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the IVC Philippines’ Project Leader, will present the overview of the IVC project. Meanwhile, Prof. Miko Mariz C. Castro, an Assistant Professor from the School of Management-University of the Philippines Mindanao (SOM), and Ms. Hadasha Bongat, an Instructor from the Department of Business Management-Visayas State University (VSU), will share the Rapid Marketing Assessment of coffee and selected vegetables.

Another resource speaker, Mr. Anton Palo, a General Manager from Foodlink Advocacy Cooperative and the in-country coordinator of the IVC project, will present “Pangandoy: A method to capture farmers' aspirations, burdens, and coping strategies”. Lastly, Dr. Wendy Merrit, a Research Fellow, at Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University will give a lecture on “Integrated Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (I-MEL): a systems lens for evaluation and learning in the IVC Philippines project.”

Registration is FREE via For more information, contact the School of Management through email at  and tel: (63-82) 295-2188. To know more about the project, visit the link at

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