DOST supports product, tech boost for Bukidnon dairy industry

By Nef Luczon

February 2, 2024, 3:35 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Science and Technology in the Northern Mindanao region (DOST-10) is keen on boosting the dairy production industry in Bukidnon through product and technology enhancements.

In a statement on Friday, DOST-10 science specialist Judelin Cabugwas noted that there are continuing developments in dairy processing in Malaybalay City, which is the capital of the province.

"Ongoing product development and innovation are being conducted, and a product launching event will later introduce the dairy milk products formally," he said.

Since last year, DOST-10 has conducted a series of food safety training and implemented various science and technology interventions to promote sustainability in the dairy industry.

At least 64 farmer cooperatives have been given training so far in basic dairy product handling, food safety hazards, and good manufacturing practices, Cabugwas said.

Malaybalay City's Agriculture Officer-in-Charge Richard Leono said DOST's series of food safety training is the first step towards realizing a modern dairy processing facility in their local government unit. (PNA)