The Dairy Center at Isabela State University – Roxas campus stands as a beacon of positive change and community development. With a substantial grant of dairy equipment worth 3 million pesos, the campus’s research, development, and extension training unit underwent a transformative shift. This technological infusion facilitated the dissemination of knowledge to the local community through insightful demonstration trainings. Consequently, families in the community were empowered to establish sustainable sources of income, significantly elevating their standard of living.
An earnest team of food processors, including Assist. Prof. Laila A. Ventura, Assoc. Prof. Narcisa B. Adangna, Dr. Erdelito R. Agapito, Dr. Janet P. Cunanan, Assoc. Prof. Charibel R. Sarte, Assist. Prof. Cheryl R. Camero, Ms. Clammie S. Cullanan, and Mr. Ronald P. Ponce, embraced a common objective — to enrich the community through knowledge sharing and meaningful endeavors. At the core of the project’s mission is the fight against malnutrition, aligning with the government’s advocacy. The fundamental belief that “health is wealth” underscores the importance of eradicating malnutrition for communal prosperity. The project also strives to generate employment opportunities by transferring innovative technologies, benefiting farmers, streamlining milk procurement, ensuring safe and high-quality milk products, supporting SMEs, and directing government funds towards alleviating child malnutrition.