To equip knowledge and technical know-how on improving products’ labels and using the processing equipment provided by the Ministry of Science and Technology, nine (9) cooperatives underwent packaging and labelling training and demonstration on turned-over food processing equipment for cooperatives in different municipalities of Basilan, Bangsamoro region.
From August 29 to September 1, 2022, beneficiaries that benefitted from the said training were as follows:
- Sapah Bulak Women Service Cooperative
- Tipo-Tipo Farmers Association
- Balagtasan Community Development Organization
- Kelluman si Kauman Taberlongan Producers Cooperative
- Apil-Apil Fishermen Cooperative
- Ulitan BM Fishermen Cooperative
- Tairan Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Agricultural Multi-Purpose Cooperative
- Maluso Bangsamoro Agri-Aqua Farmers and Producers Cooperative
- Jezreel Coffee Cooperative
The said training aims to provide cooperatives with knowledge on standard packaging and appropriate labelling for their products. It is one of the technical assistance given by MOST to improve or upgrade cooperative’s products that are produced in the market.
In the packaging and labelling training, each cooperative was given an activity to design their product labels. It is to develop their designs and creativity for their products.
MOST and demo facilitators demonstrated the use of processing equipment turned over to identified nine (9) cooperatives in the Basilan province. They specifically learned and understood the benefit of each processing equipment.
The cooperatives mentioned above were using manual operation before in their production, and with the technology intervention of the ministry, it would produce mass production or more supply of products.
MOST ensured that all services under its Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program (TTCP) would benefit each cooperatives to boost and upgrade their production and become competitive in the market.