Zamboanga Sibugay gets P1.4M agri and food processing assistance from DOST-IX

Posted on 07/19/2020 09:16 am
Zamboanga Sibugay gets P1.4M agri and food processing assistance from DOST-IX image

Two (2) farmers’associations in Zamboanga Sibugay recently received S&T grant amounting to ?1,408,500 from the Department of Science and TechnologyRegion IX(DOST-IX) for the development of the groups’ food processing capabilities.

The Guinoman Farmers Associations (GFA) in Diplahan, Zamboanga SIbugaywil make use of the financial assistance to upgrade their traditional sun-drying grain processing to mechanical drying with specific technological intervention introduced by DOST-IX.

Acquired through the agency’s Grants-in-Aid (GIA) program, the mechanical dryer is capable of handling up to six (6) tons of raw material at a faster rate, unlike the traditional method which is limited by physical space and weather conditions.

Another beneficiary of the same grant is the GuinomanAlsa Masa Association and Service Provider (GAMASP), for the construction of a livelihood facilityand the procurement of supplies and equipment used for banana chips production and buko juice processing.

The project is in line with Executive Order 70 and the efforts of the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) that aims to institutionalizethe integration of S&T-based solutions relevant to the National Peace Framework. Through the DOST-IX’s assistance, the farmer-beneficiaries will be able to improve their income and become productive citizens capable of contributing to the development of their communities.

For more information, please call (062) 991-1024/ 955-0825 or text 0917 718 3645 and look for Jeyzel P. Aparri, or email us at or visit our Facebook page at (JKCabral, DOST IX Press Release)