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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 11 Executive Director Bagani Fidel A. Evasco (2nd from right) and Davao Occidental Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Ma. Theresa J. Allen (right) check on the DENR-National Greening Program (NGP) planting site in Brgy. Kinilidan, Sta. Maria, Davao Occidental managed by the people’s organization (PO) Kinilidan Farmers Association. The visit aims to assess the site’s intercropping of cacao, banana and coconut, and to network with the PO, one of the beneficiaries of the DENR-NGP. Davao Region is referred to as the Cacao Capital of the Philippines for being the country’s top cacao producer. Last year, a total of 337,500 cacao seedlings were planted in Davao Region and 121,500 in Davao Occidental. Also in photo is Kinilidan Farmers Association chairman Michael L. Capoc. ###