Seven cacao farmer associations availed various assistance from the Provincial Government of South Cotabato in support of the establishment of consolidated farms which Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo wanted to put up.
This is in a bid to produce quality cacao products and improve the industry in the province to encourage more investors to choose South Cotabato as a source of their raw materials, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAG) reports.
Provincial Agriculturist Raul D. Teves, DVM said, the Banga Coffee Cacao Farmers Association (BACOCAFA) recently received foliar fertilizer, grass cutter, and pruner from the OPAG.
Teves clarified that the assistance was sourced-out from the High-Value Crops Development program under the Department of Agriculture Region XII.
Aside from these thirty (30) crates and twenty (20 bags of inorganic fertilizer are set to be delivered for the association.
“Lubos po kaming nagpapasalamat sa mga tulong na binahagi ng probinsya”, Mang Ben, one of the members of the association.
In addition, six (6) more cacao growers were given cacao processing machinery composed of eight ( 8 ) cacao grinders; and two (2) cacao roasters. The following are the beneficiaries;
𝟭. 𝗦𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗥𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗩𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘆 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗜𝗻𝗰. ( 𝟮 𝗰𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗼 𝗴𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝟭 𝗰𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗼 𝗿𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿)
𝟮. 𝗧𝗶𝗯𝘂𝗱 𝘀𝗮 𝗞𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗯𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘀𝗮𝗻 𝗠𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 (𝟮 𝗰𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗼 𝗴𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝘁 𝟭 𝗰𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗼 𝗿𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿)
𝟯. 𝗔𝗰𝗳𝗮𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀’ 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (𝟭 𝗰𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗼 𝗴𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿)
𝟰. 𝗚𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗹’𝘀 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺 (𝟭 𝗰𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗼 𝗴𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿)
𝟱. 𝗧𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗼 𝗖𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗼 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (𝟭 𝗰𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗼 𝗴𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿)
𝟲. 𝗣𝗮𝗹𝗼 𝟭𝟵 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (𝟭 𝗰𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗼 𝗴𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿)
The said equipment was funded from the Local Development Fund Calendar for the Year 2021.