The Regional Avian Influenza Task force and stakeholders convened for an emergency meeting to discuss and come up with possible solution to the Avian Influenza (AI) outbreak. The meeting was held at the DA-CAR Conference Hall, Guisad, Baguio City on August 22, 2017.

The Cordillera is a landlocked region, conducive to coffee production in some 7,700 hectares of suitable climate in mountainous and rolling terrains.

The importance of coffee as an industrial crop is being championed in a region that is dubbed as the watershed of Northern Luzon, the main source of irrigation and hydropower. All four major varieties of coffee: Arabica, Robusta, Liberica, and Excelsa grow well in the region.