By Jennifer Catan-Tilos
NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) – Some 27 poultry and livestock raisers will be awarded livelihood packages that consist of piglets, ‘egg machines’ and bakery kits as part of the “Mahalin Pagkaing Atin” advocacy of Pilmico on Aug. 23 in Zamboaguita town.
Under Pilmico Foods Corporation, the food subsidiary of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc project will donate 30 piglets, 10 sets of egg machines, and three bakery starter kits to deserving beneficiaries.
Corporation communications and media relations supervisor Anna Carreon of Pilmico said as part of our advocacy to promote backyard farming in the country, we have launched a CSR project in mid-2014 called, Mahalin Pagkaing Atin.
This aimed to boost sustainable entrepreneurship through the promotion of locally grown produce and instill a “pride of product, pride of place” mindset for both the farmers and the local consumers, Carreon said.
“This will enable the operator to maximize profit without passing through middlemen,” she added.
To date, through the funding of Aboitiz Foundation Inc. Pilmico has given away over 940 piglets; 272 egg machines and 11 bakery starter kits all throughout the Philippines which has supported over 420 families.
The Zamboanguita leg of the Mahalin Pagkaing Atin Food and Livelihood Expo will also highlight a press conference with Pilmico executives as well as its Mahalin Pagkaing Atin Ambassador, Chef Boy Logro.
The event will hold seminars on animal husbandry and nutrition, cooking demo by Chef Boy Logro using pork meat, chicken and eggs and booths that will showcase the different flavors of the Philippines.
Carreon said the event will also be a perfect avenue for aspiring entrepreneurs as we also invite representatives from different agencies to teach our participants on entrepreneurship, branding and packaging, loan opportunities and many more.(mbcn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was originally published at PIA website on Aug. 19, 2016)