DOST gives P2.5-M for 9 projects in Mt. Province

>> Monday, March 6, 2017

By Juliet B. Saley

BONTOC, Mountain Province --  The Department of Science and Technology-Cordillera Administrative Region approved nine community-based projects with a total worth of P2, 470,160 in the province last year.
Approved projects included Basi processing of Anabel Rural Improvement Club in Barangay Anabel and Fvayash processing of Charwichew-Finnong Lower Bitwagan Association, Inc. in Barangay Betwagan both in Sadanga town; upgrading of soybean processing project of Lubon Rural Improvement Club in Barangay Lubon and wild honey processing of Bunga,  Tadian Livelihood Organization, Inc.  in Tadian; development of peanut butter products of Bayyo, Kakapuyan Farmers Association, Inc. in Barangay Bayyo, Tadian; coffee production of Madchikom Coffee Producers Multipurpose Cooperative in Aguid, Sagada; peanut butter processing projects of Bila Rural Development  Club and of Inglayan di Ibila Barangay Bila, and production of Bauko souvenir items of Abante Bauko Movement Inc. –Abatan Chapter in Barangay Abatan in Bauko town.
The amount appropriated to each project was for equipment upgrading, laboratory analysis of the product and initial printing of new label design.
The assistance was given to beneficiaries in the form of materials/ equipment based on identified needs of the project.
The DOST-CAR through the Provincial Science and Technology Center – Mt. Province has turned over one sugarcane juicer each for Anabel Rural Improvement Club in barangay Anabel and  Charwichew-Finnong Lower Bitwagan Association, Inc. in barangay Betwagan,  and peanut grinder, roasting machine, combi oven and industrial mixer to Kakapuyan Farmers Association, Inc.
The project is covered by a memorandum of agreement between the local government units and DOST-CAR.
The LGUs assist in monitoring the project to ensure that the purpose of the project is attained as specified in the project summary.

The ownership of the equipment procured out of the DOST fund shall remain with DOST-CAR until successful project completion at which time the same could be donated to the beneficiaries through the LGUs. 


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