When I mentioned in this blog that ubi (or ube) production can be a project that may be considered for the P500,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture for upstarts, we got this good news.
Engineer Raffy Espiritu sent us a message that the UBE-Tech Project of the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial University (DMMMSU) in Bacnotan, La Union, is willing to assist anybody interested in venturing into ubi production. The project, headed by Espiritu, was launched in 2017 to find ways that could boost ubi production, especially in Northern Luzon.
Let me cite just one example of how UBE-Tech has helped two farmers cooperatives in Benguet. Through one of its partner agencies, the Small Business Corporation, the two cooperatives were able to borrow funds for their ubi projects under the Pocket Farmers Loan Window. UBE-Tech, on the other hand supplied the planting materials.
Small Business Corporation is a government financing institution attached to the Department of Trade and Industry as a standby capital loan provider for local farmers interested in ubi production.
There you are! We will post later more good news from the UBE-Tech Project.