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Fight against hunger and poverty

WEB R5 PAHP manila conference 3RUpdates on the challenges met and the lessons learned in the implementation of the Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (PAHP) project in Camarines Sur was presented recently to officials of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

In an echo session held at the DSWD central office in Quezon City, Rep. Leni Robredo of the 3rd District of Camarines Sur, presented before the three government agencies the lessons learned and challenges facing the pilot implementation of the PAHP.

PHAP is a collaborative effort between the DSWD, DAR and the DA which aims to engage poor households and work closely with the rural communities to provide needed social and economic services toward eliminating hunger and alleviating poverty in the countryside.

This collaborative multi-stakeholder program will target the creation of a community food hub (a localized version of Brazil’s community food banks) to serve as a facility that can store food items for the various feeding programs of the DSWD and other similar on-the-ground programs of other agencies like the education, health, and local government departments.

Local smallholder farmers will be tasked to ensure a steady food supply for various feeding programs. Because community food hubs will be used, partner beneficiaries will be empowered to become economically sustainable. This will ultimately benefit their families and communities.

Present were DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman, DAR Secretary Gil de los Reyes, and other regional and national officials of the 3 departments. (GCBuensalida)

Region V News

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Hundreds of women leaders join DAR’s gender and development…

CALABANGA, Camarines Sur—More than 500 women farmers and rural folks flocked to the Jose de Villa National High school covered court here to be informed of their rights and avail of various services offered by the government.The Department of Agrarian Reform… Read More..
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DAR thanks government agencies

CALABANGA, Camarines Sur (Oct. 26, 2017)— The DAR Gender and Development (GAD) National Steering Committee Vice Chair Teresita Vistro thanked the representatives from the various government agencies who facilitated the attendance of farmers and fisher folks… Read More..
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DAR briefs gov’t agencies on caravan for rural women

NAGA CITY (Oct. 25, 2017)--The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) will conduct tomorrow the first leg of the DAR’s gender and development (GAD) project called Caravan for Rural Women. Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Gay Labad said the caravan… Read More..
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Bistoyong highlights DAR’s anti-poverty programs and…

Quezon City – The second leg of the government’s human development and poverty reduction forum dubbed as “Kilos SAMBAYANAN" (Kilos para sa Sampung Batayang Pangangailangan) was simultaneously held in six strategic locations in the country on Friday, October… Read More..

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