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By: Gilda S. De Jesus
Coconut farmers in Brgy. Ramirez, Magallanes, Cavite underwent a training on food safety last 21 January 2022.
Attendees are officers and members of the Ramirez Upland Farmers Association (RUFAI), one of the beneficiaries of the Agroforestry Support Program for Enhancing Resiliency of Community-Based Forest Management Areas (ASPIRE-CBFM) Program. The training complements the earlier deployment of coconut production technologies by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to the organization in support of their livelihood.
Ms. Anna Marie S. Daigan and Ms. Joan Mae Acacio, members of the DOST Cavite Food Safety Team facilitated the training, discussing the fundamentals of food safety. During the 1-day interactive activity, the facilitators covered maintenance and sanitation of food production equipment and facility, and protection of product information, among others.