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1st camote processing training for LIGs conducted in MP



he Agriculture, Agri-business, Income Generating Activities Component (AAIGA) conducted the first Camote Processing Training for LIGs with camote as their identified commodity. This was held at barangay Bayyo, Bontoc, Mountain Province last August 27-28, 2013.


Rebecca Evasco, Marsha Pasong, and Carmie Macario, from the PSO and PCO AAIGA component facilitated the activity. Also assisted in the activity were staff from OMAG-Bontoc, Ross Kiat-ong and Faith Pec-ao from OPVet who are involved in the AAIGA CHARMP activities. The activity was attended by the 20 female members of the “LAYAD” Livelihood Investment Groups (LIGs). Geraldine Mayo, an Agriculturist of Bokod, Benguet served as the trainer. Ms. Mayo said that processing training is hands on training.”


The training aimed to equip rural women members of the LIGs on skills and knowledge on food processing and develop income opportunities for them to become economically productive.


The two-day training was done with instruction. Hands on application by the participants and turnover of processing equipment was also carried out. The participants were able to make six recipes of processed Camote products that includes Camote Chips, Shanghai, Kutsinta, Puto, Siopao, Polvoron, and Camote Halaya. // Faith Pec-ao

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