The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) showcased the massive potential of the grassroots level in the region’s food and non-food industries with the mounting of the One Town One Product (OTOP) Premium Product Showcase at Paseo Solana, Ayala Center Cebu on November 17 to 19, 2017.
DTI Central Visayas Regional Director Asteria Caberte said the event featured products of local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that have undergone product development workshops conducted by DTI under the OTOP Program.
MSMEs participating in the OTOP Premium Products Showcase also supplied products for the Go Local Store, Tindahang Pinoy, trade fairs, and other market access platforms used by the DTI, added Caberte.
She explained that the current OTOP Program is a leveling up process that focuses on new variation, better products that have significant improvement in the areas of quality, design, standards, compliance, marketability, and production quality.
Around 100 MSMEs in Central Visayas took part in the recent OTOP Next Gen Screening, Assessment and Triage (SAT) sessions in Cebu City, said the trade and industry official.
She added that experts from the Design Center of the Philippines and from the private sector evaluated the OTOP products. (jsme/PIA7-Cebu/DTI-7)