Newly-approved DAR project to generate 30,000 jobs for landless farmers, women

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manila bulletin blue logoMANILA — The government targets to generate 30,000 jobs for landless farmers and women in 44 provinces with the implementation of a project aimed at making the agricultural sector competitive.

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board has approved the Php 10.2-billion Inclusive Partnership for Agricultural Competitiveness (IPAC) Project of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).

IPAC will focus on developing agribusiness synergies in financially-viable production of copra, organic and low-chem rice, cacao, cassava, coffee, oil palm, muscovado sugar, abaca and rubber.

It will enhance linkage of 300,000 farmers and 650 farmer-organizations to viable markets and establish productive partnerships with relevant private enterprises.

The project will assist smallholder farmers and farmer organizations in 50 agrarian reform community clusters across 14 regions.

Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/newly-approved-dar-project-to-generate-30000-jobs-for-landless-farmers-women/