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Geographically, Davao Occidental is an agricultural province where the primary livelihood of people is farming in the uplands and fishing in the coastal areas. One way of stirring the economic growth of the young province, considering its physical structure and attributes, is through enhancing the skills of human resource and promoting entrepreneurship through trainings.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through its provincial office in Davao Occidental was tapped by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to conduct Techno Demo on Smoked Bangus to their target beneficiaries from the fishing sector. Participants of the said training were from Brgys. Udalo, Buhangin and Poblacion, Malita, Davao Occidental.

01 Smoked Bangus Processing

Ms. Cheri May N. Tila (at left), resource person from DOST XI, conducted the Techno Demo on Smoked Bangus on October 27, 2016 at Poblacion, Malita, Davao Occidental.

The training was conducted during the 1st Araw ng Davao Occidental on October 27, 2016 which was held at the display booth of DTI and DOST in Poblacion, Malita, Davao Occidental. Of the fifteen (15) participants of the training, most were housewives of fishermen who were also trained on bangus deboning. The training aimed to introduce income-generating technology other than just relying on the fishermen’s good catch.

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