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Women enhance skills on cooking root crops
by Daniel B. Codamon / PIA

LAMUT, Ifugao – Towards empowering women to earn more income, the  Department of Science and Technology recently trained members of the Episcopalian Church Women (ECW) group of Barangay Nayon’s St. Joseph Parish   on root crop-based food processing. 

The group learned how to make puto, kutsinta, bibingka and cassava cake and other products through the direction and supervision of an expert engaged by the DOST. The group is already engaged in taro chips processing.

DOST-Ifugao Director Genna Jallorina said  the training is part of the assistance to the group under the agency’s Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program. Machines and other equipment amounting to P243,500 was provided by the DOST while the ECW provided a P230,890 counterpart.

The ECW is a group of mothers and senior women citizens registered with the Department of Labor and Employment whose primary purpose is to generate income for women by developing root crop-based food products.

Jallorina said the group started their activity with taro chips production with a loan from the DOST.  The group decided to engage in taro chips processing after observing that snacks made from root crops are mainly bought from Nueva Vizcaya.

ECW’s taro chips are now sold in canteens and stores.

Five percent of the income is allotted for the payment of the loan and the income is divided among the members who helped in the making of the product. Through the scheme, they were able to pay their loan.

The ECW is still processing taro chips but active members decreased due to a decline in demand prompting them to venture  into  other  root crops-based food production.


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