Cotabato City, BARMM — To assess the system and operation of cooperatives in this city, ten (10) micro, small, and medium enterprises underwent technology evaluation through the Ministry of Science and Technology’s Regional Technical Evaluation Committee (RTEC).

On May 10-11, 2023, the cooperatives evaluated were the Little Home Baker “Doughnut Products”, Kalanganan Brassware “Brassware Maker”, LSY Icing Candy “Icing Candies”, Chicken Meat Processing of Bangsamoro Operation Agriculture Cooperative Inc. “Chicken Patty & Meatballs”,  Amirson Spicy Palapa “Palapa”,  DNT Delicious Spicy Palapa “Spicy Palapa”,  Alameda Food Product “Boneless Bangus”,  Abo Baman “Traditional Puto Maker”,  SWC-Igan and Furniture Shop “Igan and Bedsheets”,  and Moro Nisaa Women Service Cooperative “Dried Fish Production”.

RTEC members present in the evaluation were Nasrodin U. Buisan, TMOS Director II, MonawaraAbdulbadie, Chief Science Research Specialist, STS personnel, and Cotabato Science and Technology Center (PSTC) personnel.

The technology evaluation aimed to assess the cooperatives on what S & T interventions are appropriate for their organization and determined their technology needs. It was also to assist them with what specific programsmight be supported under Science and Technology Services.

Furthermore, RTEC validated the equipment used by each cooperative and recommended processing equipment suitable for their products, evaluating the cooperative’s system and operation, including their process, marketing strategy, accessibility, electricity, and water supply.

Based on the evaluation, these cooperatives/sole proprietors will benefit from MOST’s Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program (TTCP) or Bangsamoro Empowerment through Science and Technology (BEST) programs in the year 2024 implementation.


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