North Cotabato – SGA, BARMM — To promote the adoption of technologies for micro, small, and medium enterprises, three (3) cooperatives in this region’s Special Geographic Area went through different trainings under the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program (TTCP).
On May 3-5, 2023, the Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Science and Technology, organized by PSTC – North Cotabato – SGA, equipped these cooperatives with knowledge and skills on Food Safety, Current Good Manufacturing Practices, Packaging and Labelling, and Halal Awareness.
The cooperatives that benefitted from this training were: Pikit 2 Catalyst Association (P2CA), Kapalawan Women’s Association (KWA), and Integrated Bangsamoro Agricultural And Development Association (IBADA). They were engaged in producing peanut butter, chicken native kagikit, and coco vinegar, respectively.
Participants were thankful for the training provided as they have learned and equipped knowledge and skills to improve their production lines and operations.
‘’Sukor kano MOST ka aden mayaba training a naaden, natawan nami so arrangement na kapembetad sa food sia kanu ref so First In endu First out a pedtalo. Nakakakwa kami sa madakel a idea.’’ Sittie sara Kalunsin, KWA President said.[We are grateful to MOST because, with this training, we learned the correct way to put food in the refrigerator, what is called first in and first out. We got a lot of ideas.]
Mr. Samsudin Malantawan, IBADA President, said that the learnings they gained during the training are important in their daily lives and business.
“So nganin nganin ahh mga nakwa tanu ah ilmo ah makangguna endu applicable sa Kano daily lives tanu na enggulalan tanu para makakwa Tano sa pahala Losa kanu Allah SWT” Malantawan said.[The things that we have learned, the knowledge that is helpful and applicable in our daily life, we must do so that we can get blessings from Allah SWT.]
MOST intensified the training for MSMEs to help them improve their business lines, adopt technological advancement, practice good manufacturing, maintain food safety in food preparation, adhere to standard food packaging and labeling, and be halal-compliant.
Furthermore, the ministry aimed for MSMEs’ products to become competitive in the market and supply more while adhering to minimum standards set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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