British Council

The main product of the Tambo Farmers Marketing Cooperative is the Maranao delicacy ‘palapa’, and its members are committed in developing a steady supply of the sakurab plant. Sakurab (white scallion) is the main ingredient of main ingredient of palapa and its seedling is endemic to Lanao and expensive. 

With farmers constantly having to deal with low and relatively unreliable income, the cooperative, through its experienced leaders, is developing 24 hectares of land into a sakurab plantation. The cooperative also aims to increase the farmers’ income and to secure a steadier income stream by providing access to a stable supply of sakurab.