Tabuk City, Kalinga – Twenty-four micro, small and medium entrepreneurs in Barangay Dupag, Tabuk City are expected to venture into banana processing enterprises following a two-day skills training provided by the Negosyo Center Tabuk City through DTI-Kalinga on August 10-11, 2022.
In an interview, Business Counselor of NC Tabuk City, Kevin Racraquin said the skills training was designed to help farmers of Dupag make quality banana wine and vinegar as source of additional income.
“In Tabuk City, banana is most commonly sold as fresh, but it is also known to have multiple processed products that could aid for additional or alternative income for farmers. Nowadays, the oversupply of banana has been the major concern of the locals of Barangay Dupag. To address the said concern, the training was dedicated to the locals of Brgy. Dupag for them to be capacitated on the different by-products made from banana,” said Kevin Racraquin.
Racraquin added that through the training, farmers can maximize the resources already available in the locality and produce economical product for the community.
Further, Racraquin encouraged local MSMEs in the City to continue develop and acquire new skills, especially into new product development.
Benefits of the skills training
Racraquin said, with the training, beneficiaries will be guided into adding means for them to get more revenue. It is also hoped that with their positive response they can contribute more to the local economic development in the province.
“Ti benefit na ket mabalin da usaren jay knowledge nga na-acquire da into additional business. Entrepreneurial ken skills training ti i-conconduct mi nga training tapno mai-guide dagidiay MSMEs nga agnegosyo tapno makacontribute da ti local economic development. Nu addan to ti product outputs da, ti sumaruno nga mabalin mi itulong knyada ket market development ken product development,” the business councilor added.
DTI-Kalinga is ready to help and Negosyo Center-Tabuk City said they are willing to accept request trainings from local MSMEs for the acquisition of news skills, particularly in turning raw materials into value added products.
The department said they are also available to give counseling and advice to local entrepreneurs to address issues and concerns that affect their business.
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