THE PHILIPPINE Carabao Center (PCC) said it has inked a deal with the provincial government of Batangas to bolster the local carabao (water buffalo) industry by providing better business opportunities to the animal raisers.

This is contained in a memorandum of agreement (MoA) signed by the PCC with the Batangas provincial government, and the Rosario Livestock Agriculture and Farming Cooperative (TRLAFCO).

The partnership is aimed at implementing multi-party development convergence projects such as sharing available resources and support and creating collaborative opportunities in the implementation of the province-wide Carabao-based Business Improvement Network (CBIN).

The CBIN is a program of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Food, and Agrarian Reform, headed by Senator Cynthia A. Villar.

The projects would also be aiding all carabao raisers by linking and facilitating their inclusion in the carabao-based enterprises (CBE) value chain to boost the local dairy industry. — Adrian H. Halili