1,800 farmers benefit from PH Carabao Center’s ALAB project
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) reported on Wednesday that 1,800 farmers have benefited from its Accelerating Livelihood and Assets Buildup (ALAB) Karbawan project.
The ALAB Karbawan project is the umbrella name for its two other programs; the Carabao-based Business Improvement Network (CBIN) and Coconut-Carabao Development Project (CCDN), which were launched and funded by the Office of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Food, and Agrarian Reform.
The PCC likewise said that a total of 3,995 carabaos have been distributed to the 1,800 beneficiaries since 2019.
“In June 2023, a dairy population survey conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported a remarkable 10.1% increase in the dairy carabao population, now estimated at 30,151, representing 32.1% of the total 93,930 dairy animals in the country,” it said.
The Dairy Box processing and marketing infrastructure, which handles promotion and distribution of dairy products, has also grown to 37 sites, with 42 more targeted for construction, the PCC added.