BS Entrep Students’ Galiang Food Production is Young Farmers Challenge 2022 Provincial Awardee

The Sorsogon State University (SorSU) proudly congratulates the BS Entrepreneurship students from Bulan Campus for being selected as one of the fifty-eight (58) awardees for the 2022 Outstanding Agri-Business Models under the Young Farmers Challenge (YFC) Program of the Department of Agriculture – Provincial Level.

Incoming seniors and business partners, Maria Lyra L. Escanilla, Carla D. Tan, Andrea C. Panelo, Raul G. Navarro, Jr. and Mary Joy G. Boribo, submitted their entry, the Galiang Food Production (GFP), and received PhP100,000 as start-up capital for their agri-business venture. They will be competing for the P150,000 Regional level award this October 2022.

The members formed GFP as part of the BS Entrepreneurship program requirement and more importantly, to develop, promote and support local products that will benefit the producers, consumers, community and the industry. They created an organic flour made of “Galiang”, commonly known as “Palawan” in Bicol or Giant Swamp Taro in English. The group plans to continue its research on how galiang can be further utilized and marketed as a food product. GFP believes that galiang flour can become a flour substitute and be able to compete in the food industry.