9 cooperatives in Basilan receive P6.3M assistance from MOST-BARMM

COTABATO CITY – The Ministry of Science and Technology in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao (MOST-BARMM) extended last week an assistance in the form of food processing and production equipment worth P6.3M to nine cooperatives in the province of Basilan.

Engr. Abdulrakman Asim, the MOST director-general, said the provision of equipment was part of the ministry’s Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program (TTCP), which aims to assist cooperatives to produce quality products that are safe to consume, nutritious, halal and marketable.
“MOST is here in line with the goal of our Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim to bring the program and services of the Bangsamoro Government closer to the ground, to the communities to help improve your livelihood,” Asim told the recipients.

Asim said the cooperatives that received the equipment were Sapah Bulak Women Service Cooperative, Tipo-Tipo Farmers Association, Balagtasan Community Development Organization, Kelluman si Kauman Taberlongan Producers Cooperative, Apil-Apil Fishermen Cooperative, Ulitan BM Fishermen Cooperative, Tairan Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Agricultural Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Maluso Bangsamoro Agri-Aqua Farmers and Producers Cooperative, and Jezreel Coffee Cooperative.