DA-8 assisted farmer group, food processor ink agreement

Created on Tuesday, 14 February 2023 Published Date

The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 8 (DA-RFO 8), together with the City Government of Ormoc witnessed the contract signing between the Barangay Dayhagan Small Farmers Association (BDaSFA) and the Alboco Food Industry on October 14, 2022 at the City Mayor’s Office, Ormoc City.

Present during the event were Ms Paulina P. Balane, BDaSFA President; Mr. Alan E. Orais, Owner/General Manager of Alboco Food Industry, together with City Mayor Lucy Torres-Gomez; City Agriculturist Ms Maria Elena A. Mendoza, and staff of the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD).

Said agreement was a result of the business matching activity conducted by DA-RFO 8 and the City Agriculture Office of Ormoc during the 31st Visayas Area Business Conference held last August 25-27, 2022.

Members of Barangay Dayhagan Small Farmers Association (BDaSFA) are engaged in small-scale peanut production as part of its crop rotation pattern. They have opted for peanut since it helps restore soil condition, along with their plan to shift on organic production. To further scale up the enterprise, the farmer group identified to venture in the production of peanut seeds and establishment of seedbank.

Alboco Food Industry is a peanut processor based in Tacloban City whose products are already available in some supermarkets, groceries, and specialty shops in the region. As it intends to expand in Cebu and Metro Manila, the Alboco Food Industry targets local producers as potential supplier for the lacking volume requirement. ###

Report from the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD)/ M. Saporas

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