Pilmico turns over modern research & training facility to Central Mindanao

The Aboitiz Group, through food business unit Pilmico and the Aboitiz Foundation, turned over a Php 9-million modern livestock training complex in Northern Mindanao  that will help boost agricultural research in the region.

Located in Central Mindanao University (CMU), the facility dubbed CMU Agri Hub houses four research and development centers fully-equipped with the latest tools and technologies on swine genetics, animal nutrition, artificial insemination, and farm management.

Pilmico Assistant Vice President for Feeds Jefferson Abian, Aboitiz Foundation First Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Maribeth Marasigan, CMU President Jesus Derije and Department of Agriculture (DA) Region X – Director III Carla Bajarla led the turnover held at the Central Mindanao University grounds.

Dir. Bajarla highlighted the importance of the project and said it will “bring in mutual benefits for both students and farmers, while boosting rural development.”

“As true Partners for Growth, the establishment of the CMU Agri Hub is a tangible expression of our promise to empower the backyard sector, and ultimately, the agriculture industry as a whole,” Abian said.

Meanwhile in her message addressed to CMU, Marasigan said:

“With our continuous fruitful partnership, we envision this facility to be significant in creating many possibilities for the fish, poultry, and swine sectors. We desire to continuously work closely with you in co-creating safe, empowered, and sustainable communities.”