PRLE Cluster ushers AKKAP project to Brgy. Pandol
BORONGAN CITY, July 21 (PIA) –Barangay Pandol in Can-avid, E. Samar is in for another barrage of livelihood projects as the Poverty Reduction Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) pours in more projects for the barangay.
In a meeting on July 16, TESDA Provincial Director Antonio Waniwan who also heads the PRLEC announced that several livelihood projects under the Agrikultura at Kabuhayan tungo sa Kaunlaran at Pangkapayapaan (AAKAP) is due for implementation.
These projects include vegetable production and processing, mushroom culture and processing, native chicken meat and egg production, food and non-food processing, establishment of abaca production and processing, production of household quilted items, grains production, participatory coconut planting project (PCPP) and Bigasan ng Barangay.
Earlier, some locals of Barangay Pandol had trainings on dressmaking, food production, and driving.
They were then awarded training allowances and starter kits in June.
These livelihood projects will be implemented to provide customized livelihood programs to farmer cooperators in the conflict-stricken barangays, increase farm productivity and income of the target beneficiaries and ensure household and community food security.
Other objectives of the program include increased resilience of farming activities through modern technology, enhance the development of uncultivated lands and provide capacity building programs among farmer cooperators on entrepreneurship, product packaging and processing.
Members of the PRLE Cluster are PSWD, DTI, DAR, DPWH, PCA, DBP, DA, DOLE, DOT, NIA, Land Bank of the Philippines, DOST, BFAR, PNP, PIA and the Philippine Army.
AKKAP is a five-year development project which will run from July 2020-July 2025, according to Waniwan.
The said projects involved the local residents of Brgy Pandol after the immersion of some members under the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) of the Provincial Task Force-End Local Communist Armed Conflict (TF-ELCAC).
The other two barangays which will also receive the same government interventions are Boco and Balagon in Can-avid town.
TF-ELCAC coordinates with agencies in the formulation of development plans in conflict areas, develop peace contingency plans and cascade programs and projects to identified conflict-areas to veer them away from their engagement with the local communists. (nbq/PIA E. Samar)