To equip the newly hired personnel of Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Plan (CFIDP) team with knowledge and skills on dairy production, the National Dairy Authority Northern and Southern Mindanao Departments (NDA-NMD and SMD) conducted training and immersion activities at the Coco – Dairy Demonstration Farm, Bago Oshiro, Davao City on September 27-29, 2022.
A total of 20 participants from the Northern and Southern Mindanao CFIDP Teams attended the 3-day activity.
Lectures and discussions on forage development and establishment, dairy infrastructure and housing, general herd management, animal dairy nutrition and health program as well as the NDA safety regulations and protocols in milk handling and processing led by experts from NDA-NMD and SMD.
Hands-on demonstrations on forage development and establishment, administration of drugs, vitamins, plus deworming, restraining of calves and dehorning activities were also conducted.
To complete the dairy production experience, the participants also had hands-on milking and homemade milk processing.
The CFIDP under the Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund Act (RA 11524) serves as the basis in the utilization of the coco levy fund through various programs and projects that will consolidate the benefits and ensure increased income for our coconut farmers and farm workers, alleviate them from poverty, and achieve social equality and competitiveness.