RBO members learn meat processing

Maydolong, Eastern Samar – There are many opportunities out there. With a simple training, one can venture into a small business to earn an income. A good example is food processing which prolongs the shelf-life of food products. It also increases the income of the family for its value-adding strategies.

Members of a rural-based organization in Maydolong , E. Samar attended a 3-day Training on Meat Processing. The training aimed to capacitate the participants with the knowledge and skills in meat processing. It partly answered the LGU’s livestock program to train people in the processing component of their swine production.

Ms. Annie A. Abella, Senior Agriculturist from the Office of the Provincial Agricultural Services (OPAS) Eastern Samar served as the Resource Person on meat processing. She demonstrated the process of making pork tapa, tocino, skinless longganisa and burger patty with squash twist. A return demonstration was done by the participants.

Other topics discussed were Good Manufacturing Practices & Food Safety, Packaging & Labelling, Pricing and Marketing Strategies, Issues & Realities of Gender in Relation to Food & Livelihood, Magna Carta & the Role of Women in Agriculture. Discussants were Ms. Isobelle B. Salvoro and Ms. Ermalinda B. Cayago of ATI RTC 8.

Twenty-six (26) RBO members and meat shop owners attended the Training on Meat Processing on July 24-26, 2019 at the LGU Gymnasium, Maydolong, Eastern Samar.