Mahalin Pagkaing Atin: Food and Agri Livelihood Expo held in Nabua, Camarines Sur

Sharing  a common objective in creating sustainable livelihood in the locality, the Department of Agriculture Bicol  together with the Department of Trade and Industry partnered with the Pilmico Foods Corporation and the Aboitiz Foundation Inc. in launching the Mahalin Pagkaing Atin Food & Agri Livelihood Expo caravan on October 17, 2017  held in this municipality.

The event was attended by more than 300 participants composed of farmers and aspiring  agri- entrepreneurs  giving them the opportunity to interact with local exhibitors and participate in the free seminars like “Starting and Growing Business”, Farrowing, Nursery to finisher Management and Baking.

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“This is our  humble way of thanking those who patronized our product. We hope to instill a  pride of product, pride of place mindset and uplift the morale of farmers and local consumers“said Dr. Jefferson Canilang, Regional Sales Manager of Pilimico flour. It is our noble responsibility to feed the nation he said

On the other hand, DA undersecretary for Agribusines and Marketing and Regional Engagement Berna Romulo-Puyat in her message expressed her support to strengthen partnership with Pilmico  consistent with the DA mandate  to  provide food affordable and accessible to all by implementing community based projects. She encouraged consumers to buy straight from farmers and consume more vegetables.

Also present during the occasion were Adelina Losa, DA Agribusiness and Marketing Diviion, chief and Edwin Pasahol, Senior Trade and Development Specialist DTI-BSMED

Livelihood kits consisting of 45 piglets (3 piglet per beneficiary) and 6 bakery starter kits were also turned over by Pilmico  to 21 pre-screened beneficiaries from Camarines Sur.

The said company joins the DA’s campaign in promoting sustainable entrepreneurship through promotion of local produce and providing safe nutritious food for every Filipino.

Source: DA-Bicol