Cocosugar now available in BUPHARCO outlets
Coco sugar, the healthier alternative to white sugar that’s been produced in Misamis Oriental is now available in all Bukidnon Pharmaceutical Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BUPHARCO) outlets nationwide.
The partnership between the two cooperatives was announced by its chairmen during the Product and Market Launching of Coco Sugar held at Pearlmont Inn Hoteln Cagayan de Oro.
Reyno Molo, LAMPCO chairman, said the selling of their coco sugar in BUPHARCO outlets is a big boost to sustain their operations and business growth. Molo admitted that marketing the coco sugar has been a challenge to LAMPCO.
For his part, BUPHARCO chairman Eugene Pabualan said they will assist in marketing LAMPCO’s coco sugar since they believed that cooperation among cooperatives could boost local economies and lead to improved cooperative services.
LAMPCO’s coco sugar which is produced from coco sap is a healthy alternative to white and brown sugar. It is organic, Halal-certified, and carbon-neutral certified.
The product and market launching was graced by Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary Bernie Cruz who lauded the collaboration of the two cooperatives citing it as an example of people-to-people partnership.
In his message, Usec. Cruz reminded the LAMPCO members to take good care of the quality of their coco sugar. Such, he said, is the key to sustaining the success of the product. He also advised them to continuously work for the quality improvement of the product.
LAMPCO’s coco sugar is one of the projects assisted by the DAR Region 10 under the Project ConVERGE, a six-year project that aims to contribute to the reduction of poverty by providing support services to agrarian reform beneficiaries, small farmers, and rural workers. The project is jointly funded by the Philippine government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.