DAR AgSur launches Amoma Care virgin coconut oil

piaPROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Oct. 21 (PIA) - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) here has recently facilitated the media launching of KAAGAPMUCO’s Amoma Care Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) held at Gaisano Grand Mall, San Francisco, this province.

KAAGAP Multi Purpose Cooperative was a recipient of 2015 Village Level Processing Center Enhancement Program (VLPCEP) and 2016 recipient of Up-Valuing of Agrarian Reform Beneficiary (ARB) products. Thus, the DAR was able to assist them for the processing and approval of their License to Operate from the Food and Drugs Administration for their Virgin Coconut Oil product---the first to be awarded in Caraga Region. The launching was designed to build a competitive market relationship and expose the product and convey the interest of varied consumers, boost the economic ability of the cooperative and its members by providing wider business opportunities through integrated social media strategy.

KAAGAPMUCO General Manager Maximino Robles thanked the DAR for the assistance. “Dako among pasalamat sa mga ahensya nga nagtabang aron molambo ang among kooperatiba ilabi na sa DAR sa pagtabang aron maangkon namo ang among LTO ug sa pagpanguna alang sa launching niining among produkto. Sa pagkakaron aduna kami 210 ka mga empleyado diin 80 porsyento niini mga Agrarian Refrom Beneficiaries (We are thankful for DAR for assisting the coop in acquiring the LTO from FDA and for facilitating the media launching. We now have a total of 210 employees whom 80 percent are Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries)," said Robles.

The launching cum ribbon cutting ceremony was graced by DAR Caraga Regional Director Julita Ragandang, CARPO Fe H. Mosquera, SP Member Edilberto Bastareche, representatives from other agencies like the Department of Trade and Industry, Phil. Coconut Authority, Department of Science and Technology, and Department of Agriculture.

“Congratulations to KAAGAPMUCO for the success of your endeavor. It is our mandate in the department to assist our ARBs to become entrepreneurs. I know that it's a long and tedious process but because of the unity, cooperation and partnership that we have we are able to launch the product today,” Ragandang said in her message.

Virgin Coconut Oil is known for its various health benefits. Because of its wide range of market demand nowadays, the members of KAAGAPMUCO took pride in becoming globally competitive being an importer, distributor, wholesaler and manufacturer of VCO products. (Rechel D. Besonia, DAR-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2041477035478/dar-agsur-launches-amoma-care-virgin-coconut-oil