MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, Feb. 15 (PIA) –At least 16 people’s organizations in Bukidnon received livelihood starter kits from the Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management-Livelihood Enhancement Support (INREMP-LES 2) Project under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bukidnon.
The farmers received said starter kits that include farm implements during the Kapatid Mentor Micro Enterprise (KMME) Press Conference and INREMP-LES 2 Ceremonial Distribution and Delivery of Starter Kits on 12 February 2020 at Haus Malibu, Malaybalay City.
As part of the INREMP-LES 2 project, DTI is assisting farmer-beneficiaries in providing strategic enabling conditions that will sustainably increase the sales from commodities produced by upland farmers, smallholders, and micro-enterprises in the covered areas.
Around P28,000 worth of livelihood starter kits were distributed to eight people’s organizations for coffee production. These include Bayanihan Millennium Multipurpose Cooperative(BMMPC); Guihean Farmers Cluster Association, Inc. (GFCAI); Bundaan Farmers Association, Inc. (BFA); Itoy-Amusig Higaonon Tribal Community Organization, Inc. (IAHTCO); Panginuman Bukad Palaopao Upper Kulaman Indigenous People Farmers Association, Inc.(PBPUKIPFA); Kauswagan-Utah-San Vicente Sinasaan Farmers Association, Inc. (KUSSFARMA); Inhandig Tribal Multipurpose Cooperative (ITMPC); and Kalabasahon Sinaburan Tribal Farmers Association, Inc. (KASTRIFA).
Meanwhile, additional items for the P14,000 worth of livelihood starter kits for the cacao production cluster were given to eight other people’s organizations including Balaoro Tigbayon Association, Inc.(BTAI); Barog Integrated Upland Farmers Association (BIUFA); Buyot Upland Farmers Association, Inc. (BUFA); Basyawon-Kisolop Small Upland Farmers Association, Inc. (BKSUFA); Upper Balongkot Small Farmers and Farm Worker Association (UBSAFWA); Alliance of Integrated Farmers in San Isidro Inc.(AIFISI); Sagpagang Upland Farmers Association Inc. (SUFA); and Romagook Small Lowland Farmers Association, Inc. (RSLOFAS).
The provision of starter kits will complement the agricultural production training provided to the farmer-beneficiaries in 2019. (Julie A. Nieva/DTI-10)