What is the best way to describe a woman? Should it be in her ability to cook? To perform other household chores? Or is it how she glamorously project herself with red stiletto shoes paired with little black dress topped with makeup painted on her face? You might think that you’ll be considered a woman if you have these but for Mrs. Rosalina D. Mapoy, owner/operator of God's Favorite Duck Farm located in Pulong Palazan, Candaba, Pampanga, being a woman is way much more than that!
The Salty Yet Sweetest Choice
Life has been challenging for Mrs. Rosalina Mapoy who worked in the industry of farming and vehicle rentals in Cotabato for 10 years. In those years, never did she expect for such a big thing to come her way. The course of events rapidly changed when she visited her ailing grandfather in Apalit, Pampanga and eventually asked her and her husband to take over his poultry business or “itikan”.
In April 2007, with so much hope and perseverance, the couple started raising up and culturing poultries with 2,000 “itik” by getting a financial loan from Ligas Kooperatiba ng Bayan sa Pagpapaunlad (LKBP). After seeing a remarkable potential in the said business, they started to sell their vans in Cotabato and pulled off their focus and interest in the booming poultry business in Nueva Ecija. In 2011, they expanded their offerings into the production of “balut” which ultimately tripled their profit.
The Rise Of The Ducks
Through the years, Mrs. Mapoy’s business has grown even bigger and better. She became a hands on farmer when it comes to managing the Duck Farm. She sees every idea as a window to endless opportunities. Her perception of the future has always been bright when it comes diversifying the agri-related business operations. This is also the reason why she came up with utilizing and connecting all of the available resources in their 17-hectare family-owned farm.
From the basic duck raising, egg production and balut making up to the commercialized method of marketing and distribution, creation of fishpond and mechanized palay farming, Mrs. Mapoy’s determination of bringing local products abroad has created a huge impact in the agri business industry.
As they target to penetrate the Asian market, airport cargo system is being implemented to further reach larger scale which aimed at improving value chain development endeavour of the country. Nevertheless, Mrs. Mapoy also believes that with proper utilization of the technologies available today, bigger are the chances that we can achieve greater heights in terms of productivity, community development, local jobs generation and economically-friendly industry that will soon bring in additional dollars to the country.
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