Local Farmers Benefit From IFSU Research Result

Thirty – four (34) farmers, mostly women, kicked-off training today on how to produce bath soaps from homegrown fruits with limited shelf life at Ifugao State University – Lamut Campus.

This, after, IFSU – Potia Campus faculty member Lorna Ildefonso, proved in her research the effectiveness and safety of processing fruits such as tomato, calamansi, and cucumber with few ingredients to be at par with famous beauty soap brands. Earlier today, Ildefonso showed the farmer-   participants the needed ingredients and processes in producing beauty soaps. The latter also started performing return demo of what they have learned during the lecture-demo.

Jenelyn Adamme, 41, farmer, extended her gratitude for the training as it has opened an alternative for them to process surplus of their produce. Said soap making activity also   promises a guilt-free income source as these are plant-based and shuns away from using too much synthetic ingredients. She is just one of the many local farmers that faced huge losses when the price of tomatoes drastically dropped last year.

Another woman farmer shared to always prefer organically/naturally made products over conventional ones especially when it comes to food and beauty products as these are absorbed directly by the skin.

Said two-day training is an activity of the project titled, "Disaster Risk Reduction on Climate Change Impacts on Rice and Vegetable Farms in Ifugao" spearheaded by Dr. Teresita D. Allig. Said project is supported by Science and Technology Action Frontline for Emergencies and Hazards (SAFE) banner program. It will end tomorrow (August 2, 2019).

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