Farmers’ coop going corporate-A A +A
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - Governor Nestor Fongwan said the Benguet Farmers Marketing Cooperative (BFMC) is on the verge of closing a number of deals which are to become regular clients of the organization.
The BFMC previously concluded a farmers training aiming to give members a hands on cost and return analysis of their produce to get at least a break even earning from each harvest.
A cost and return analysis will equip farmers the knowledge of how much they have actually spent and will be able to price their produce to the exact amount needed to incur a respectable gain.
The BFMC also equipped farmers with knowledge in crop programming aiding the group to make a crop calendar.
Fongwan has been urging farmers to join the cooperative to get services as well as clientele of the group assuring farmers of continuous income throughout the year.
The cooperative has membership of over 1,000 farmers in the province aiming to uplift their way of life as well as spur economic growth for the province.
Benguet Vegetables supply 70 percent of market needs in the country while various trading posts in the Valley and is known as next most popular tourist destination after nearby Baguio City.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on February 20, 2013.