Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Wednesday, 11 December 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 << December 2019 >> 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release

DAR names 5 ARB banner processed products

Davao City (6 August) -- Pineapple jam, cacao-chocolate rounds, banana flour, unrefined cane sugar and native bag were named as the banner processed products of the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Region

These processed foods come from Davao City, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte and Davao del Sur; respectively while the bayong, which falls on the non-food category comes from Compostela Valley province.

Developing processed products through the marketing assistance program is part of the support services delivery of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

Regional Director Datu Yusoph B. Mama said that these were made possible in coordination with other national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs) and private institutions.

He said trainings such as food processing, product labeling, good manufacturing practices and other related instructions were conducted for the ARBs to acquire skills on how to process and prepare the raw materials which are abundantly available in their locality. Financial assistance was also extended to augment the initial capital of the participating cooperatives.

He bared that this undertaking has addressed the growing concern of oversupply on some fresh produce such as pineapple, durian, banana and other crops. Processing, on the other hand, put a premium on the product.

Citing the government's effort of encouraging the use of indigenous products, Ms. Aurora Canezal, chief of the Support Services Division said that the "bayong" of ComVal is an environment-friendly item made from the stalks of the oil palm which are usually left to rot in oil palm plantations.

Moreover, she said these products were already showcased in local and national trade fairs to link their products to potential markets. She likewise encouraged the ARBs to get product certification from the Bureau of Food and Drug to enhance consumers' acceptance to these products. (Information Unit, DAR XI/PIA XI) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
»NEDA-11 leads RDC reorganization, decentralized development
»Construction posts highest growth in Davao region's industry sector
»Nutrition council notes decline in breastfeeding mothers
»DAR names 5 ARB banner processed products
»Martial arts festival slated at Campo Agua August 7-8
»Feature: Davao farm road to provide access to market, social services
»Southern Leyte PENRMO empowers stakeholders in fish santuary management
»Calbayog mayor conducts emergency meeting of peace and order council
»Calbayog campus journalists remember 120th birthday of then Senate President Jose Avelino
»Roxas City pledges support to civic group
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines