The Food Sector Productivity Center of the Technology and Livelihood Development Center has generated P122,385.15 in the first two months of 2012, a TLDC income report showed yesterday.
Menzi Joy Rojo, food sector in-charge, said the bulk of the income comes from the consigned products displayed at the center, that are mostly those of their assisted local producers.
She said they have more than 50 assisted local producers from Hinobaan town to San Carlos City and most were trained on product improvement, packaging and labeling, and marketing.
Menzi, however, said 10 percent of the sales or P30,354.17 goes to the province as provided in the provincial tax code, and the remaining amount goes back to the food producers.
Aside from the consigned products, cash inflow also come from rentals of the training rooms, equipment, and photocopying, she said.
Other services offered at the TLDC are shrink packaging, vacuum packaging, food laboratory and laboratory facilities.
Some of the products sold at the TLDC are peanuts of San Carlos City, Federico’s Wine of Victorias City, coffee of Bago City, bucayo of Valladolid town, and cosmetic and herbal products, all produced and processed in Negros Occidental. *LTG