Kalampusan 3nd Quarter 2013
http://kalampusan.weebly.com/ Enabling Business Empowering Consumers 2
To address the lack of modern tools in thefood processing industry in Bohol, the De-partment of Trade and Industry (DTI)turned over P3M worth of food processingequipment to Calamay processors in Al-burquerque and Jagna, banana proces-sors from Sevilla, Anda, Balilihan and Ma-ribojoc on August 30 under the SharedService Facility (SSF) Program.
This move is in line with the call of Presi-dent Aquino for all sectors of the economyto be part of the country’s “inclusivegrowth”.
The DTI saw the need to address the mar-ket’s stringent requirements for food safetyand quality and increase the competitive-ness of MSMEs in Central Visayas throughthe Shared Service Facility Program.
SSFs aim to provide local MSME’s com-mon service facilities, modern equipmentand access to the latest technology.
With MSMEs constituting around 99% of the total business enterprises in the regionmost of which lack the needed facilities,SSFs play a vital role in MSMEs comply-ing with the product quality standard thatthe market demands.
A total of Php 29.584 Million funds havebeen allocated by the government thisyear for the establishment of SSFs.
The SSF project of DTI is aimed atimproving the quality andproductivity of entrepreneurs byaddressing the gaps andbottlenecks in the value chain of priority industry clusters through theprovision of processing machines/equipment/tools for the common useof the identified beneficiaries.
Mainly, the SSF project has twomajor objectives, namely: toenhance the competitiveness of thepriority industry clusters through theuse of quality and productivityenhancing machinery andequipment; and, to develop priorityand market
driven industries insupport to the National IndustryCluster Capacity EnhancementProject (Niccep).
In the 3rd quarter, shared servicefacilities for woodworking, bayongproduction and food labelling werelaunched in Siquijor.DTI, through the SSF program, aims toprovide the micro, small and mediumentrepreneurs (MSMEs) better andnew technologies and equipment.
This is to improve the quality of goodsand productivity, thus, increasing thecompetitiveness of MSMEs andhelping them graduate into the nextlevel where they can tap a better andwider market and be integrated in theglobal supply chain.Co
operators of the shared servicefacilities signed a memorandum of agreement during the official openingof the Sandugo Trade Expo at theIsland City Mall, Tagbilaran City in Julythis year.
Shared Service Facilitiesfor MSMEs in Siquijor
over SSFs to foodprocessors in Bohol
SHARED SERVICE FACILITIES