Pilmico enters inclusive corn sourcing program with local farmers
Pilmico Foods Corporation, the food and agribusiness subsidiary of Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., said it has partnered with a local farmers cooperative for an inclusive sourcing project for corn.
Under the program, Pilmico will directly source corn from the Mantibugao Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Farmers Cooperative (MARBFC), a farmers’ cooperative organized in Mantibugao, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.
MARBFC actively pursues various projects and ventures to assists its 300 members gain access to improved production resources, facilities and livelihood opportunities.
The beneficiary cooperative was selected through the support of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Corn Program Team and the Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon local government unit (LGU).
This is the first time Pilmico, which has been producing high quality animal feeds products for more than twenty years, has ventured in an inclusive sourcing program with a local farmers group.
MARBFC, will serve a portion of Pilmico’s corn requirements for its various feeds products.
Collado, in his remarks, said the project is in line with the DA’s strategy in “providing livelihood opportunities and technical assistance with the hope of improving lives of farmers associations and cooperatives”.