MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, March 12 (PIA) — Boosting access of Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to better technology and sophisticated equipment, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office turned-over another shared service facility for fruit a pie production.
The Quiboro-Poblacion Kalipunan ng Liping Pilina (KALIPI) Organization Shared Service Facility was recently turned-over following the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last year, between DTI-Camiguin provincial director Joselito S. Enot and association president Nora Taburada in hope to improve the product’s marketability and competitiveness.
The Shared Facility turned over include an eight plaza oven and a high end kitchen aide mixer to cope with production volume during peak season, vacuum weighing scales for standardization of weights and measures and food grade Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliant working tables generally aimed at increasing domestic sales of the processed food sector and increase individual incomes of women in the province.
The fruit-flavored pies in variants of buko, ube, pineapple, mango, banana, among others are positioned as pasalubong products to local and foreign tourists in Camiguin.
The SSF project was implemented with the cooperation of government line agencies, the academe, the local government unit of Mambajao and private organizations. At the national scale, the project is envisioned to assist some 81, 221 SMEs with high potential to expand and generate an additional 200,000 jobs in various locations of the country. (Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam iNet)