Agri expo brings new livelihood opportunities

Vic Altiche | November 5, 2018

As part of championing sustainable livelihood and backyard farming throughout the country, Pilmico held its Agri & Livelihood Expo in Balaoan, La Union and brought together farmers as well as existing and aspiring agri-entrepreneurs to a one-day trade exposition with free workshops on putting up a business, financial solutions, livestock raising (hogs and poultry), animal nutrition, including packaging and labeling of goods.

Organized in partnership with Bannawag Bank, Inc. and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the event also featured celebrity chef Boy Logro who gave cooking demos of recipes specially created for those who wish to open a food business.

Expo attendees were also given an exclusive opportunity to be among the first to apply for an agri-livelihood loan through Bannawag Bank, the event’s official financing partner.

Driven to advance business and communities, Pilmico constantly looks for ways on how to empower and build partnerships with the local farmer. Through this Expo and our partnership with Bannawag Bank, we are giving them access to high-quality products, expert industry advice with our free seminars, and the opportunity to get ahead and started on their very own agri-business.

– Dante Creus
AVP for Feeds Sales – Luzon

Aside from the connections made with the local bank and DTI, attendees of the expo also got the chance to communicate and build partnerships with concessionaires who’ve successfully entered the agri industry.

To cap off the expo, six beneficiaries received piglet livelihood kits so they can kick-start their very own business. The lucky recipients of the kits are: Sinapangan Sur Farmers Agricultural Multi-purpose Cooperative, Tallaoen Small Water Irrigation System Association, San Pablo Multi-purpose Cooperative, Calliat Irrigators Association, Bungol Camiling Farm Service Provider, Calliat Multi-purpose Cooperative.

Pilmico, beyond manufacturing high-performing animal feeds, flour and related products, advances business and communities by providing solutions and building Partnerships for Growth.