Group to 2016 bets: Help dairy farmers
The Dairy Confederation of the Philippines (DCP) called on presidential bets to include on their economic agenda an assistance package for local producers so they can take advantage of the huge demand of manufacturers for milk.
DCP said the milk industry in the Philippines is practically
nonexistent, as local producers can supply only 1 percent of the total requirement of the commercial-milk sector.
“The [government] should improve the production of the industry. Right now there is no industry to speak of if only 1 percent of the total supply is produced here. But if you give each farmer a milking cow, that’s a clear effort to help the farmers,” DCP Chairman Danilo V. Fausto told the BusinessMirror.
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