Agusanons can now indulge in a range of treats made from carabao’s milk following the opening of the first Dairy Box in Agusan del Sur.
Said facility, which will be managed by the Katipunan Agricultural Producers Cooperative (KAPCO), was established as part of the Accelerating Livelihood and Assets Buildup (ALAB) Karbawan project implemented by the DA-PCC and funded by the Office of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Food, and Agrarian Reform, chaired by Senator Cynthia Villar.
The Dairy Box is an infrastructure support for smallholder dairy farmers designed to provide them with an opportunity to gain access to the commercial market for greater income.
This newly opened one-stop shop in barangay Mabuhay, Bayugan City, offers a variety of milk-based products, including pastillas, fresh milk, white cheese, chocomilk, and mango- and ube-flavored milk drinks.
Present in the turnover ceremony were Agusan Del Sur Provincial Governor Santiago Cane, DA-PCC at Central Mindanao University Center Director Dr. Lowell Paraguas, Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Joriz Elevazo, Bayugan City Veterinarian Dr. Ramjun Pore, and KAPCO Chairperson Gina Mojado.