SIDC: 50 years of helping farmers
For 50 years, the Sorosoro Ibaba Development Cooperative (SIDC) — one of the largest agri-based cooperatives in the country, has been helping farmers and its members to be successfully empowered by increasing their participation in the agricultural value chain and enhancing their access to more lucrative and dynamic markets through collective action.
Benefits of SIDC AGRICULTURE
Small Farmers Aid
SIDC is a key driver for enabling small farmers to take advantage of the economic opportunities associated with them.
Farmers are able to reap more economic gains than they would have if they earned as individual producers.
Contract Growing Availer
Members can be one of the paiwi system availers, the contract-growing project of SIDC that has brought means of livelihood to members by giving them the opportunity to raise hogs.
Business Knowledge Assistance
SIDC gives assistance to its members who wanted to put up a SIDC Feeds outlet by providing them with credit line that will assist them in their livelihood.
SIDC Financial Assistance
SIDC through its KooPinoy SIDC Savings and Loans venture provides farmers with financial assistance to sustain their financial capacity.
Trainings and Seminar
SIDC provides trainings and financial literacy programs to farmers for their continuous enterprise development.
SIDC provides agri-inputs to farmers who wanted to increase their agricultural production outputs. Koop Likas organic fertilizer is one on the inputs available.
SIDC Technical Assistance
SIDC provides technical assistance to farmers and producers so they may understand the use of new technology and farming methods.
SIDC Agricultural Products and Services are open to the cooperative’s members and non-members
SIDC, has its own feed mill, an ISO 9001:2015 certified facility that produces an average of 9,000 bags per day. It uses state-of-the-art machineries for the production of mash, pellet and crumble feeds for swine, poultry, broilers and ruminants.
Known in the locality of Batangas as the “paiwi system”, the contract growing project has brought means of livelihood to its members by giving them the opportunity to raise cattle and hogs.
Expenses related to growing are born by the cooperative as well as the marketing of the products. The cooperative and the member-raisers will share profits equally.
Located at Brgy. Matungao, Socorro, Oriental Mindoro. With consumer store, savings and loans, feeds outlet and rice mill that has capacity of 220 sacks of rice a day.
KOOPLIKAS ORGANIC FERTILIZER
An OCCP Certified organic fertilizer made from various safe and natural ingredients like chicken dung and hog manure.
SIDC manufactures this organic fertilizer for rice, corn, ornamentals and vegetable crops.