KORONADAL CITY, SOUTH COTABATO – The Department of Trade and Industry 12 (DTI-12) through its South Cotabato Field Office conducted a two-day skills training in vegetable and meat processing to ten (10) women agrarian reform beneficiaries of Koronadal City.

The beneficiaries are members of two women organizations of Brgy. Saravia, the Saravia Womens Association and Saravia Tri-people Entrepreneurs Development Association, which are being assisted by DTI through the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.

The training which was conducted last September 10-11, 2020 resulted to six new products, ranging from processed and cured meat like tocino and chorizo to pickled vegetables like sayote and singkamas, were introduced as an alternative economic venture among the women-participants who are primarily housewives. 

Aside from the skills training in food processing, participants were also taught with the basics of food safety and good manufacturing practices to ensure that products are not only delicious but are also clean and safe to eat. To ensure that participants will have reasonable profit out of selling their processed products, costing and pricing lecture were given too to the participants to make the intervention of DTI-12 more impactful. ♦

Date of Release: 17 September 2020