Ifugao farmers’ cooperative gets P13.98M-worth coffee enterprise from DA-PRDP

Ifugao farmers

The Hojap Multi-Purpose Cooperative (HMPC) moved one step closer to expanding its coffee business following the inauguration and turnover of the improved P4.49 million-worth coffee consolidation and processing center on July 23.

The existing building of HMPC located at barangay Haliap, which was originally constructed under the Department of Agriculture -High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) in 2015, was improved by the Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP), to support its enterprise subproject on coffee processing and marketing. Two floors were added to the existing building that will be used for coffee processing and marketing activities.

As part of the enterprise subproject, two satellite buying stations with a total cost of P3.55 million were also established at barangay Pula and Camandag. These buying stations will facilitate easier consolidation of coffee especially from the distant barangays of Asipulo.

The HMPC also received two hauling trucks and several coffee making tools and equipment from PRDP amounting to P5.88M.

Shared by the World Bank (60% Loan Proceeds), the DA (20%), and the Provincial Government of Ifugao (20%), the total investment cost for the Ifugao Coffee Processing and Marketing Enterprise is around P13.98 million excluding the additional equity shouldered by the HMPC as the proponent group of the enterprise subproject.