Two farmers organizations to receive coco coir processing SSF from DTI

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By Claro A. Lanipa (ALT/CAL/PIA-9 Zamboanga del Sur)

PAGADIAN CITY (PIA) – Two small coconut farmers’ organizations from the 2nd Congressional District of Zamboanga del Sur are set to receive today Coco Coir Processing Shared Service Facilities (SSF) from the Department of Trade and Industry IX (DTI-9).

These co-operators/beneficiaries are the Dinas Small Coconut Farmers Organization (Dinas SCFO) and the Dumalinao Small Coconut Farmers Organization (Dumalinao SCFO) with the SSF site at Legardo Uno, Dinas and Sebucao, Dumalinao towns respectively.

Among the highlights of this activity will be the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and Usufruct Agreement (UA) by and between the DTI represented by Regional Director Sitti Amina Jain and Provincial Director Ma. Socorro Malate-Atay and the cooperators’ presidents represented by Mr. Rodrigo Guira and Mr. Joel Naciongayo.

Director Jain said the Shared Service Facility (SSF) is a priority project of DTI under the BIG PUSH strategy for small and medium enterprise (SME) development.

“It aims to address the gaps in the supply chain of an identified project by providing processing or manufacturing tools, equipment and machines for the common use of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises,” Jain explained.

Second district Representative Aurora Enerio Cerilles is expected to grace these occasions together with the local chief executives, Mayor Basilio A. Vidad of Dinas and Mayor Ace William E. Cerilles of Dumalinao.