Farmers’ cooperative San Julio Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative (SJARBC) is now the operator of the first Dairy Box outlet in Tanjay City with opening and turnover ceremonies held last July 21 in Barangay San Jose of this town. DA-PCC at La Carlota Stock Farm (DA-PCC at LCSF) led the opening rites ahead of the Tanjay City fiesta last July 24 as an effort to promote dairy carabao-based entrepreneurship and develop local tourism.
The Dairy Box is a one-stop dairy delicatessen store established nationwide as market development support for carabao farmers engaged in dairying. This is a market support component under the Carabao-based Business Improvement Network (CBIN) or ALAB Karbawan project funded by the Office of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Food, and Agrarian Reform chaired by Senator Cynthia Villar.
Dairy Box-Tanjay City carries a variety of dairy goods from buffalo’s milk including pasteurized milk, flavored milk, yogurt milk, “Karavron”, kesong puti, Karabun with fillings, pastillas de leche, dulce de leche and dulce gatas.
The SJARBC sees the opening of the Dairy Box as an offering for a better quality of life to the Tanjayanons by promoting better incomes and nutrition.
SJARBC and DA-PCC at LCSF officials were present during the handover event led by SJARBC Chairperson Eva Montecino and General Manager George Yleana and DA-PCC at LCSF Center Director Eva Rom. Tanjay City local government officials led by Mayor José T. Orlino and Arjay C. Venus, representative from the office of Senator Villar also graced the event.