CLAAP turns-over projects in Ifugao

LAMUT, Ifugao- The “Convergence on Livelihood Assistance for Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Project” or CLAAP, is a program that aims to develop and improve farmers’ agri-business enterprise that will further increase the income of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs), small holder farmers and farmworkers.

                It is a partnership project of the Department of Social Work and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), where the DSWD will provide technical assistance in the review and approval of livelihood project proposals.

                DAR likewise will be responsible for the implementation of activities such as planning, supervision, and procurement of materials for the establishment or assistance of farmers’ agri-business. These agri-business are expected to earn  additional household income for them.

                In the Province of Ifugao, two agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs) are recipients to this project. The Pugol Rural Improvement Club (RIC) with 21 ARB households in Lamut municipality  and the Tupaya Women’s Organization with 11 ARB households in the Municipality of Lagawe.

                The DSWD downloaded  Ph800,000.00 to DAR for the complete  process of swine production project of  two ARBOs last October 2019. The DAR Provincial CLAAP coordinator, Mary Jane T. Lugo, Senio spear heads the procurement of swine and feeds. Together with Project Development Officer (PDO) II Rydel Pascual, Ms. Lugo  facilitated the delivery of the technical know-how on swine production and meetings with these ARBOs regarding the project.

                The  ARBOs adopted a roll-over scheme of pig dispersal where  45 days when  the piglets are ready for weaning, a piglet shall be given back to the ARBO where the ARBO in turn hands -over the piglet to the next ARB recipient. Maryjoy P. In-uyay