Cavite’s coconut farmers were introduced to the potential of buko ice drop production as alternative income source in a training conducted by the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Region IV-A.
Coconut farmers from the ComTmunity-Based Organization (CBO) of OFW Daine I & II Association in Indang, Cavite participated in the two-day training held last July 10-11, 2019 at the Cavite State University (CvSU) Indang Campus.
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cavite’s trainer Kimberly Quicos discussed the importance of packaging, labelling, and branding. Elvira Perlado of the CvSU training staff demonstrated the process of producing the iced dessert using coconut meat.
CvSU experts also conducted how to use sensory evaluation to ensure the quality of the product and its compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
The PCA training of the participating 30 CBO farmers is part of the program to enable small farming communities to operate in their chosen livelihood project by end of July 2019, and fully utilize the machineries and equipment awarded through the Community Household Level Coconut Processing (CHLCP) last July 2018.