Dairy buffalo enterprise value chain eyed in MisOcc

TANGUB CITY, Misamis Occidental, Mar. 25 (PIA)—An enterprise value chain for dairy buffalo will soon be implemented in Misamis Occidental to provide additional market value to local dairy products and ensure a more stable livelihood for farmers.

The initial budget is worth P10 million, which is a project of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Carabao Center (DA-PCC) through the Office of Sen. Cynthia Villar.

PCC formally started the two-day strategic planning on ALAB-KARBAWAN Project 2021 in collaboration with the provincial government in partnership with the Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology (NMSCST), City Government of Tangub and Paglaum Multi-purpose Cooperative (PMPC).

The project aims to support local farmers by providing an additional source of income and supply of milk for all Misamisnons especially for the children who need it the most.

Governor Philip Tan said the government has been into the forefront of agriculture because it is really the basic development programs of the government.

“We put the right leaders to make this program successful one, we chose the program to be here in Tangub not because I am from Tangub but I’m just looking for the right formula  because we have to put in together all the resources of the government,’’ Tan said..

For his part, Philippine Carabao Center Rep. Paul Tecson said, “Ang objective natin ay makapag-create ng complete carabao enterprise value chain sa Misamis Occidental. Ibig sabihin po magkakaroon tayo ng production, processing, marketing dito po sa probinsya.”

(The objective of this project is to create a complete carabao enterprise value chain in Misamis Occidental. This means that we will have the production, processing and marketing here in the province)

The PCC also assured to provide technical assistance to dairy buffalo farmers and cooperatives and support for the operationalization of the facility and the expansion of the dairy buffalo production program in the province.

The province of Misamis Occidental is one of the recipient provinces for ALAB-KARBAWAN Project 2021. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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