• May 28, 2024

In celebration of Women’s Month, SM Supermalls has partnered with the French Embassy and Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) to promote the sustainable and inclusive agriculture of women in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

The Womenpreneur Weekend Market at The Podium, happening from March 24 to 26, highlights the freshest produce and regional specialties of women entrepreneurs from the different barangays and provinces in BARMM.

Shoppers can get their hands on produce like bananas, mangosteen, and dragon fruit, and vegetables like eggplant, okra, squash, bell pepper, and ginger among others.

There are also agri-based products and pasalubongs like banana chips, peanut butter, coffee, cocoa, turmeric seaweed chips, and mushroom chips; condiments like coconut oil, chili sauce, the Maranao’s famous Sakurab, and Maguinadanoan condiment, Palapa; and, native delicacies such as rice snacks tinagtag, coconut-based snacks bokayo, dudul, and cookies, as well as kagkitkit or the topping placed in a popular packed rice dish in the region called pastil.

Not much of a foodie? Then check out the pop-up market’s handcrafted bags, clothing, accessories, and other fashion and home items handmade by women entrepreneurs. By buying from these MSMEs, you can help support their local livelihood, increase economic opportunities, and promote the cultural heritage of BARMM.

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