Thursday, November 24, 2011

Saravia re-invents vinegar development

The City of Koronadal's welcome arc along national high-way in South Cotabato directs travelers and tourists to the long stretch of kamote (sweet potato), pilit nga mais (glutinous corn), and now the halo-halo.... and of course the coconut vinegar.




Brgy. Saravia is famous to these products displayed and offered just beside the road. An offering to local travelers and frequent visitor and buyer of the place. But five-six years after the vinegar industry boomed in this rural barangay, we were alarmed of vendors selling adulterated vinegar from neighboring towns... a sort of market exploitation to the growing demand the industry has.... 




Aware that this has to stop, the Rural Micro Enteprise Promotion Programme (RuMEPP) of the Department of Trade and Industry and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in South Cotabato provided demand driven business development services to help the industry and its players (the tappers and local vendors) gain its market back... before finally loosing it. 



After series of interventions through the contracted consultant/ BDS provider (Kapayapaan Kapatid Council),  Saravia's Best, the brand of coco-vinegar from Brgy. Saravia was launched on November 7, 2011. No less than the Hon. Mayor Peter P. Miguel of Koronadal lead the launching in line with the Barangay's anniversary.

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AIM-World Bank Mindanao Bridging Leaders Programmme (MBLP)

AIM-World Bank Mindanao Bridging Leaders Programmme (MBLP)
CLICK ON PIC FOR LINK: The overall objective of the program is to build a cadre of Bridging Leaders in Mindanao, who can address issues like peace, education, health, land conflicts, poverty, and poor local governance, among others. The MBLP is implemented by AIM Center for Bridging Leadership.

Bamboo Craft

Bamboo Craft
South Cotabato is proud of its bamboo craft. Please call ProTech Center for orders: 083-228-9738 or DTI SC at 083-2282659

B'LAAN INDIGENOUS NITO PRODUCTS

B'LAAN INDIGENOUS NITO PRODUCTS
Let's help B'laan Communities in Tampakan earn additional income by buying their products made of nito. Products include plates, baskets, hats, and others. Call directly the Municipal Agriculture Office of Tampakan at (083) 227-2902.

SWEET, SPICY AND CRUNCHY

SWEET, SPICY AND CRUNCHY
Mommy Juling's Atsara of BKR Foods continue to increase productivity, hence increasing its job generation and income. On its launching of its expanded processing plant on Oct. 23, BKR reported that it has increase its production from 60 kgs a month in the late 2008 to 600 kgs a month in 2010. Mommy Juling's Atsara is available at Gaisano Mall, KCC Malls, ACE Centerpoint and other convenient store. See its processing plant at Bayan, Polomolok, South Cotabato. Rona Ortiz will be happy to hear and know from you through (+63) 0919-461-0152.

CORN HUSK NOVELTY ITEMS

CORN HUSK NOVELTY ITEMS
Help protect environment, help our rural women and out-of-school youth from Surallah. Buy Novelty items for Christmas and any occasions (souvenirs and corporate giveaways) to Pag-Asa Youth Association of Centrala, Allah Valley Crafters Association and Neza's Novelty Items. Text or call (+63) 0917-347-0832.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS! CLEANSE TO A HEALTHY LIFE

HEALTH AND WELLNESS! CLEANSE TO A HEALTHY LIFE
Food supplements are never expensive and should never be. What we need now are 100% natural products (no synthetic materials or foreign bodies and no artificial preservatives added). For Jong Bajunaid of Tupi, South Cotabato helping others is very important. Her advocacy of natural healing and remembering old ways of healing and bring that to present scenario is never old. Buy mangosteen tonic, papaya cider, and coco-papaya vinegar from JNB Industries in Tupi, South Cotabato. Mam Jong will be happy to share her knowledge on the wonders of natural healing. She is a Gawad-Saka Awardee (farmer-scientist). You can reach her through (+63) 0916-795-3154.

BDS

BDS
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