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P2.2-B ConVERGE project to be launched in 3 Mindanao regions

manila bulletin blue logoThe government is set to launch a P2.2-billion six-year Convergence on Value Chain Enhancement for Rural Growth and Empowerment (ConVERGE) project in three regions in Mindanao.

ConVERGE aims to reduce poverty through the promotion of sustainable livelihood activities based on key commodities such as rice, rubber, coffee, cassava, and coco sugar that are deemed competitive in the three regions, government officials said.

Under the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the project will be implemented in Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region), Northern Mindanao (Region 10) and Zamboanga Peninsula (Region 9).

The Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will assist the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in the implementation of the ConVERGE project, DAR 13 Regional Director Julita A. Ragandang said.

“ConVERGE will surely boost the economic development in far-flung communities, especially to our big number of farmers in three Mindanao regions,” the region’s top DAR official told Manila Bulletin yesterday.

Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/p2-2-b-converge-project-to-be-launched-in-3-mindanao-regions/

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