The recently concluded “Mahalin Pagkaing Atin” campaign in Valencia City, Bukidnon was indeed a success! Pilmico, the food subsidiary of Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., proved that they continue to champion backyard farming and sustainable livelihoods in the country through its donation of piglets, egg machines and bakery kits in the Province of Bukidnon last June 28, 2016.
Over 500 people from Bukidnon and nearby provinces witnessed the turn over ceremony of livelihood packages – piglets, egg machines and bakery kits – to 27 beneficiaries during the Mahalin Pagkaing Atin Food and Livelihood Expo held at TS MIX – SMS Gymnasium Sayre Highway, Hagkol, Valencia City.
These are the bakery kit beneficiaries
The egg machine beneficiaries
Beneficiaries of the piglet dispersal project
The food and livelihood expo was also attended by Mahalin Pagkaing Atin Ambassador, Chef Boy Logro and Jefferson Abian – Assistant Vice President for Feed Sales – for Visayas and Mindanao.
The livelihood assistance, which consists of 30 piglets (each with one-cycle feed consumption), 10 egg machines (48-chicken set each with one month feed consumption) and 2 bakery starter kits (1- deck 4-tray bread oven, bread rack, working table, a delivery bike and 10 bags of flour), will enable local farmers to sustain their livelihoods through an easy-to- manage business with a quick return on investment, despite the threats of poverty, tragedy or conflict.
Chef Boy Logro, host of “Idol Sa Kusina” and “Kusina Master,” treated attendees to cooking demos where he showcased the different flavors of Bukidnon using quality pork, chicken and eggs.
Incidentally, Chef Boy was also celebrating his birthday that day so the Pilmico staff all surprised him with a special birthday cake.
To date, Pilmico has already donated a total of 910 piglets, 262 egg machines, 8 bakery starter packages as well as assisted 14 agri-posts where beneficiaries received feedbags as restart-up.
Aside from the turnover of livelihood kits, Pilmico also hosted several lectures on animal husbandry and nutrition, basic and advanced baking demos as well as micro-financing and branding seminars.
Congratulations to Pilmico for a very successful event! Thank you for helping Bukidnon farmers!