Maticdum Farmers Cooperative is duly registered in Cooperative Development Authority and has been operating since 1991. Their source of living is mainly dependent on rice, coconut, banana and abaca production. In fact, they are one of the major players in the local market of Tandag City as traders/suppliers of abaca, coconut and copra. Their income has increased and has helped farmers improve their way of living. Considering the abundance of raw materials like abaca, it is possible to utilize it furtherin to value adding products- Handicrafts.
Presently the organization especially women have started crafting baskets, bags, wine holders, mats, etc. out of abaca. This created a great impact in terms of productivity and eventually generate additional income out of their output.