LALA, Lanao del Norte — A skills training on boneless tilapia with 24 food processors of El Salvador Farmers Multi Purpose Cooperative (MPC) in Barangay El Salvador, Lala town, Lanao del Norte, was conducted this month of July 2017.
This activity was through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) -Lanao del Norte under its Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) in coordination with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).
The cooperative initially began their crunchy tilapia business during the last quarter of 2015. They were provided with enhanced packaging materials and were able to display their product at one of the groceries in Iligan City with the assistance of DTI Lanao del Norte.
This product development training is an enhancement of their existing crunchy tilapia. Noel Saldajeno of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) of Region 10 was tapped as trainor.
Saldajeno shared the technology on how to make Tilapia Lamayo, lamayo is another style of fish preparation wherein the fish (tilapia, danggit or bangus) is marinated with herbs and spices and partially sun-dried, which can be added to their current product line. pia