The “Enhancing Business Skills for Kakanin Producers in Buenavista, Guimaras: A Community Extension Project” extension activity was initiated by the College of Business and Management — Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (CBM-BSBA) on March 28, 2023 at Guimaras State University’s ICTO Conference Room, Mclain, Buenavista Guimaras. This was attended by 36 participants.
This activity was anchored on the study entitled, The Local Food Delicacies: Its Supply and Value Chain (Parreño et al. 2013). The purpose of this study was to identify the supply, market, and value chains of the local delicacies and their economic impact on Buenavista, Guimaras, where the majority of kakanin sellers make between 500 and 800 pesos per day from selling their products.
During the event, Dr. Margie Y. De La Cruz, Director of Community Extension Services, presented the purpose of the training and emphasized to the participants the significance of doing this extension activity as it may assist them in producing high-quality food products. However, in a heartfelt statement, Dr. Julieta G. Infante, Vice President for Research, Extension, Training, and Innovation, stated that this activity is a component of the University’s mandated function. She also went into detail on the significance of Community Extension Services, which aims to improve and empower people’s lives.
The Provincial S&T Director, Mr. Allen Daryl F. Suelo, who had been presented by Instructor Daisy D. Ibieza, spoke on the first topic of the training. He then discussed good manufacturing practices and food safety. The participants were exposed to a variety of conversations, exercises, and films to help them learn new information and skills.
Dr. Lovely Joy J. Egael, BSBA Program Head, gave a closing message to wrap up the activity. She thanked everyone for their support and requested their dedication for the remaining training days.