DA RFO XII awarded FREEDOM, Inc. the Contract on the Conduct of the Value Chain Studies for selected crops in Region XII. The crops covered by the value chain studies are cacao, coffee, rubber, mango, lakatan and cardava bananas. The study effort underwent a detailed survey of the key participants of the value chain for each of the selected crops. The results of the study as well as the key recommendations of the Project Consulting Team will be made known publicly once the final reports are completed. The project is currently on its draft final stages. The High Value Crops Division of the DA RFO XII under Mr. Danny Centillas manages the project contract. Coordinating the implementation of the project is Mr. Rey Legaste, Senior Agribusiness Adviser and Ms. Gladice May Maranon, Operations Manager of FREEDOM, Inc.