Download MABS February 2011 Highlights .
Being relatively typhoon-free compared with the Luzon and Visayas regions, Mindanao is ideal for agricultural activities. Crops such as bananas, cacao, solo papayas, pineapple and coconut have been important exports to other countries. Vegetable farming linked to institutional buyers as important actors within the product value chain have been gaining a foothold among small farmers [...]
On February 24-25, RBAP-MABS joined Southern Tagalog rural bankers in Legaspi City, Albay for their Confederation Management Conference themed, “Gearing Up: Striking the Balance between Regulation and the Biz”. The event highlighted the competitive pressures, regulatory changes, and the innovation responses that are available for rural banks to continue to thrive and expand. In her [...]
Twelve bank officers and staff from four Mindanao-based RBAP-MABS participating rural banks gathered in Cagayan de Oro City on February 16-18 for a 3-day training on Housing Microfinance. Conducted by the USAID-supported RBAP-MABS program, the training provided the participants with the platform and process for designing and adding housing micro loan in their suite of [...]