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Farmer’s coop in Lake Sebu receives P10M-worth dairy project

Through an endorsement from the Provincial Veterinary Office, Highland Agriculture Credit Cooperative accepted the P10M-worth of dairy project from the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC).

Dr. Kelvin Lucena, Veterinary Officer IV,  said PCC turned over 50 buffalos, 2 motorcycles,  a unit of desktop computer, a stove, a freezer for milk storage and other dairy equipment to a farmer’s coop in Barangay Luhib, Lake Sebu.

“The project explores to maximize intervention and assistance to farmers, livestock raisers and other agricultural stakeholders,” Lucena said.

PCC based at the University of Southern Mindanao intensified its efforts to ramp up the dairy sector through its ALAB Karbawan Project.

However, PCC said that the project is focused on alleviating malnutrition among indigenous people in Upper Valley, South Cotabato.

In 2020, PCC launched the Accelerating Livelihood Buildup (ALAB) Karbawan project in Lake Sebu to fight malnutrition.

A previous report revealed that children in SOCSKSARGEN region were not milk drinkers. A glass of milk (200ml) will give calcium, protein, iodine, potassium, phosphorus and vitamins B2 and B12.

A similar project worth P9M was given to two farmers groups in South Cotabato in 2016.

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