A groundbreaking ceremony and signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the construction of a dairy processing plant and marketing outlet was held last July 20 in Brgy. Sto. Tomas, Lubao, Pampanga.
The said facility called Dairy Box is the seventh in a row established in Region 3 and to be operated by the Lubao Farmers and Fisherfolk Agriculture Cooperative (LFFAC).
The outlet, a market development support for carapreneurs, will rise in the area where Lubao town’s former slaughter house and National Food Authority (NFA) office was. The trading hub, which is owned by the LGU, was chosen as a strategic site for the Dairy Box because of its prime location according to Mayor Esmeralda Pineda. The MOA was signed by Mayor Pineda, LFFAC Chairperson Jesus Nuqui, DA-PCC at Central Luzon State University Center Director Dr. Ericson Dela Cruz and witnessed by partner stakeholders.
The Dairy Box is an infrastructure component of the Carabao-based Business Improvement Network (CBIN) or ALAB Karbawan project supported by the Office of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food chaired by Senator Cynthia Villar.