Business Development Services

ADTEMPCO seeks ways to empower its members through financial and non-financial support services.

 With BDS, women and men cooperators are provided a wide range of activities to improve their productivity level, encourage growth and development thru training, exposure programs and marketing support.

The goal of BDS is to help develop and enhance the skills of the microfinance members through trainings. The skillsets gained through these trainings will help the members become full-pledged entrepreneurs helping them to have other sources of income.

On June 2011, a survey was conducted to all the members of the microfinance to have a database of all the members regarding their business activity, and the trainings they want to indulge in. The initial trainings for meat processing were conducted on October 10-15, 2011 for the 35 members. The trainees learned the skills in making skinless, lucban and native longanisa, siomai, tocino, beef tapa and hamburger patties.

The cooperative also aims to become one of the egg producers in the province so as not to source it out from other provinces.

Piggery

When it was conceptualized, the BDS is visualized to have a demo farm that will showcase the technology of hog raising and poultry in an organic way. This technology allows the farmers and other members to minimize their expenses in procuring feeds to fatten their hogs.

This was realized with the establishment of a modern hog farm for breeding high quality piglets from prime gilts and a boar purchased from the Pig Improvement Company (PIC) in 2014. The hog farm comprised of several buildings that housed the animals in the different stages of gestation. 

The farm used the artificial insemination technology for breeding. During the first three years of its operation, the semen for AI came from the boar purchased from PIC. In 2019, the farm procured its materials for AI from outside sources.

piggery adtempco

The gilts and semen for AI are of Camborough breed producing large litters of vigorous and uniform piglets. These are then selected for fattening and for dispersal to farmer members who are into hog raising. The main clients for piglets are the farmers under the Integrated Farming System (IFS).

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Poultry Photo
Poultry Photo

Poultry

BDS started its poultry program for broilers, layers and free range immediately after the establishment of the pig farm. There were two buildings constructed for the laying chickens, starting off with 1, 300 pullets for the first building. The number increased with the construction of the second building for layers. Eggs produced are sold at Coopmart branches and other outlets.

BDS started its poultry program for broilers, layers and free range immediately after the establishment of the pig farm. There were two buildings constructed for the laying chickens, starting off with 1, 300 pullets for the first building. The number increased with the construction of the second building for layers. Eggs produced are sold at Coopmart branches and other outlets.

The bulk of orders for chick broilers and free range depend on the demand by farmers and members who are into poultry raising for meat. BDS keeps a nominal number of broiler and free range since the supply for chicken is covered by the farmer producers.

Business Development - Feedmill

Feedmill

Production of feeds for poultry and piggery using a formulation tried and tested for its farm animals. Feeds produced become part of the agricultural loan package to members engaged in animal production. When members apply for contract growing through loan, feeds, vitamins and other inputs are also delivered.

Business Development - Feedmill

Cassava Production

This was introduced to farmers as one crop that has a ready market, the Feed Mill which is under the supervision of BDS. Most materials used in feed production are sourced out of the province which results to higher production costs. Since cassava is known to be a good raw material for feeds, its cultivation is encouraged to farmers as an additional cash crop. BDS is also set to develop other products from cassava to maximize its potential as an income earner for members, farmers and entrepreneurs alike.

Yellow Corn Production

This is an agricultural loan which aims to provide raw materials to the Cooperative feed mill. It is also an additional income generating project for farmers and is very viable as there is a ready market.

Cerbascillum Organic Foliar Fertilizer

It is a food grade, high quality organic fertilizer – a product researched and developed by Dr. Luis N. Cervantes Jr, a former DOST director. Cerbascillum is the result of his over two decades of study on microorganisms and its benefits to agriculture and other industries.  ADTEMPCO acquired the rights of its production and distribution because it is fitted to the advocacies of the Cooperative on environmental protection and organic agriculture.

The first Cerbascillum product is the deodorizer, a highly valuable product in agriculture and reforestation, livestock and poultry, aquaculture and in protecting the environment such as the rivers and lakes. It is also valuable in treating wastewater, industrial and household wastes and machineries.

Business Development - Cerbascillum

The other products under the Cerbascillum line include the organic foliar fertilizer, soil enhancer, pesticide and fungicide.

These products are being tested in the various farming activities and facilities of ADTEMPCO prior to its distribution to the public.

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Business Development - Organic Fertilizer Production
Business Development - Organic Fertilizer Production

Organic Fertilizer Production

Mushroom Production

BDS is always on the lookout for new ways of improving the life of the farmer as a food producer. Oyster mushroom production is one additional farm activity that will assure a fresh harvest even when native mushrooms are off-season. In order to demonstrate the viability of mushroom production as another income generating activity, ADTEMPCO has a building built for it for production, demonstration and training.

Business Development - Mushroom Production
Business Development - Mushroom Production

Coffee Production

In 2017, BDS ventured in coffee development when it supplied seedlings to farmers in the form of agricultural loans. Farmers from the various towns of Abra and Kalinga availed of this agri-loan from Bangued Credit branch for the purpose of developing their own Arabica coffee plantations. Three years later, the coffee planted are starting to bear fruit and is hoped to be developed further for the farmers’ benefit.

To date, ADTEMPCO-BDS has partnered with Philcafe ACDI-VOCA to further the development of the coffee industry in Abra by establishing a nursery for Robusta coffee which is more suitable in the area.

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The Integrated Farming System originated from the program Rural Development and Climate Smart Agriculture: Integrated Farming System and Smart Agriculture. 

This program aimed to uplift the farmers’ productivity into a sustainable level by fully supporting their production capital requirement, facilitating and negotiating the acquisition and delivery of inputs and outputs, and establishing a market niche that is accessible and viable for farming communities.

IFS ADTEMPCO

In its original concept, IFS has three pillars of operations namely Financing, Operational and Investing activities. The main goal of this program is to use the Integrated Farming System and Social Business (IFS-SB) as a model to develop operational and financial projections that clearly outline a farmer’s plan which leads to diversified production and profitability. 

 It aims to attain the long term goal of “full-time farmers” with competitive income. It will also address the issue of price stability and security.

The farm activities under the IFS are vegetable production, piggery and poultry (meat and eggs), aquaculture and other income generating ventures.

It was initially rolled out for 10 farmers in its pilot testing but later grew to 44 from the towns of Bangued, Penarrubia, Danglas, Tayum, Pidigan, San Quintin, Bucay and Sallapadan. These farmers went through various trainings, exposure trips and other capability-building activities to prepare them become farmer entrepreneurs. This is also to facilitate the transition of farming not only as a means of production but a family business enterprise.