The Philippines is the leading producer of #abaca (also known as #ManilaHemp), supplying 87.5% of Abaca fiber to the rest of the world. Apart from being one of the strongest natural fibers, its versatility is reflected by its uses in many industries — from food, textile, paper, marine and naval, automotive, and construction to cosmetics, to name a few.

Abaca’s unlimited potential is what makes it an attractive and lucrative crop — something that the #Caraga region is strategically tapping over the past years. With the right access to technologies and facilities as well as local and international markets, the region can help address the overwhelming demand for the “strongest natural fiber in the world.”

#Agrilink 2022 will be showcasing abaca, along with #cacao and #coffee, and highlight the importance of inclusivity in the Philippine #agriculture and #agribusiness industries. Visit to learn more about Agrilink, Foodlink, and Aqualink.