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31,000 coffee seedlings to jump start livelihood of ARC

piaKORONADAL  CITY, South Cotabato,  Oct. 14  (PIA)  --   An agrarian  reform  community (ARC)  in Makilala, North Cotabato  recently  received  a a project that would produce 31,000  coffee  seedlings   not  only as a support  to the  flagship   National Greening Program (NGP) but also as a  source of  livelihood  for the members.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Marion Abella said the coffee  seedlings will be planted in  least 50 hectares along  streams and riverbanks and other public lands in Barangay Kawayanon  of the said town.

The  barangay  is  an area of the Makilala South West Agrarian Reform Community.

“This project intends to contribute to the poverty alleviation goal of the NGP by providing agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) additional source of income and livelihood opportunities,” Abella said.

“We are confident that this project will also contribute in achieving climate change resiliency through planting of trees and other suitable high value commercial crops such as coffee in agrarian reform areas.”

DAR and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) have identified the Kawayanon Multi-Purpose Cooperative (KMPC) as the partner people’s organization for the implementation of the project.

KMPC has also been tapped to facilitate the seedlings production, site clearing, hole digging, and planting of seedlings.

With a total budget of  P470,000  the project is  being implemented under the National Convergence Initiative of the Department of Agriculture, DAR, and DENR.

“These three agencies will jointly monitor the progress of the coffee production project to ensure its sustainability and profitability in the future,” he said.

Abella also urged ARBs to take  care of the seedlings to ensure higher survival rates and success of the project.

DAR implements the NGP as livelihood project in agrarian reform areas with technical and financial support of the DENR, in joint partnership with the citizenry including private sector and the non-government organizations.  (DEDoguiles-PIA 12  with report from  ROrejudos-DAR N. Cotabato)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1611413261791

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