Wednesday, April 08, 2009

PCFMPC Launches its Coco Fiber and Peat Production

Once more the Paco Coconut Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PCFMPC) in Barangay, Paco, Mainit, Surigao del Norte has taken the next steps in modeling a strategy for sustainable upland development through the establishment of a decorticating machine which will help in their solid waste management program and earn incomes for the coop as well. This is a component of the PACAP-assisted project “Increasing Upland Farmers’ Competencies for Sustainable Livelihood” which is implemented by Kasanyangan Rural Development Foundation, Inc. (KRDFI) under the FOCAS Management Committee facilitated by the Lake Mainit Development Alliance (LMDA). This component has a twin target of earning incomes and contributing to the health of the environment by reducing solid wastes. It targets to assist the coop earn P23, 400 per 2-month cycle; and reduce coco husks wastes by 312,000 per 2-month cycle. (continue)

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