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DA-PCC Advisory Board Meeting (Sept. 3, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 3 September 2021

The Advisory Board of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Carabao Center (DA-PCC) led by Secretary William Dar held its 22nd meeting on September 3, 2021 to set new directions for projects that will have big impact for the country’s carabao industry.

The Board tackled the PCC service contingency and management plan, the formulation of the Carabao Industry Roadmap for 2022–2026, the PL480 Intensified Community-Based Dairy Enterprise Development, and the Collaboration with Academic Partners for Applied Biotechnology in Livestock Enterprise (CAPABLE) 2022–2025.

In 2020, the Philippine Carabao industry’s output value is P13.23 billion. The industry goals of the current Roadmap include accelerating herd build-up, increasing productivity and profitability of carabao-based enterprises, ensuring availability of safe and quality milk and meat products from genetically improved carabaos, and harnessing the niche market for carabao-derived products.

Through the United States Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act or Public Law 480 (PL480), the PCC will have a share of P512 million from the P1.56-billion fund for intensified community-based dairy enterprise development.

Project goals include increasing annual family income by 20 percent, producing 27.7 million liters of milk, establishing 22 province-wide impact areas as dairy business hubs, increasing dairy carabao inventory, and having policy actions that are supportive to dairy business build-up. (Photo by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)