REGIONAL OPERATIONS

CARAGA
CARAGA is located in the northeastern portion of Mindanao. It has a land area of 1,913,842 hectares (has.), of which 582,351 has. are alienable and disposable and 1,331,491 has. are forestland. It is composed of 2,095,367 population with six cities - Butuan, Surigao, Bislig, Tandag, Cabadbaran, and Bayugan - and five provinces - Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and Dinagat Islands.

The Regions experiences even rain distribution with no particular dry season.

On mining, the Region has 2.5 billion metric tons of mineral deposits of iron, gold, silver, nickel, chromite, manganese, and copper.

Major products:
- Lobsters                                  - Crabs
- Prawns                                    - Groupers
- Seaweeds                               - Seafoods
- Rice                                          - Abaca*
- Oil palm*                                 - Banana*
- Coconut                                   - Mango*
- Calamansi                              - Coffee*
- Rubber*                                   - High value crops
- Livestock and poultry             - Rattan
- Plantation species lumber   - Logs
- Plywood                                    - Furniture
- Banana chips                          - Corn coffee
- Arts and crafts                         - House wares
- Fashion accessories

* Priority commodities


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