James Labrigas | July 13, 2017
Some 20 farmers are now ready to raise healthy buffaloes after receiving carabaos from AboitizLand on July 1 in Canamucan, Compostela, Cebu.
In partnership with Compostela Market Vendor’s Multi-purpose Cooperative (COMAVEMCO), AboitizLand distributed carabaos, milking machine and milk cans to qualified farmers and carabao-raisers in Barangay Lupa, Compostela, as part of AboitizLand’s Better Communities Program.
The Better Communities Program is an enterprise development initiative that aims to support local products and industries and to provide community artisans with the adequate machinery and new knowledge in order to increase product quality and marketing.
In Compostela, AboitizLand is supporting its budding industry for soft white cheese known as queseo which is made from carabao’s milk. Through COMAVEMCO, the beneficiaries are set to undergo various training and workshops in different aspects of the queseo industry.
In June, the beneficiaries had a two-day training on carabao management conducted by the Philippine Carabao Center. The beneficiaries will also have workshops and seminars on product marketing and branding.
True to its purpose of curating communities for people to live better lives, AboitizLand continues to help people help themselves through different enterprise development initiatives like the Better Communities Program.