DSWD’s cash for training/work project benefits 13,264 Capiz farmers, fishers

August 17, 2011 10:31 pm 

MANILA, Aug. 17 – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said around 13,264 marginalized farmers and fishermen will be benefiting from its cash for training/work program.

DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano-Soliman said the beneficiaries were identified through the agency’s National Household Targeting System.

Soliman said the national government has allocated nearly P34 million for said program implementation in Capiz’s 17 municipalities.

Of the total beneficiaries, 2,631 of whom are from Tapaz, 1,557 from Dumarao, 1,130 from Maayon, 942 from Pilar, 879 from Jamindan, 862 from Panay, 848 from Sapian, 819 from Mambusao, 666 from Cuartero, 633 from Sigma, 580 from Roxas City and 534 from Pontevedra.

Soliman added Panitan has 335 beneficiaries, President Roxas, 343; Ivisan, 340; Dumalag, 132; and Dao, 33.

The rice subsidy program through cash for training/work project is a short-term intervention to provide temporary employment to small-scale farmers and fisherfolks.

They are those who are distressed or displaced or needing assistance during lean season by undertaking preparedness, mitigation, relief, rehabilitation or risk reduction project and activities in their communities.

In exchange for participating in the training and undertaking projects that will enhance food production or environment-related initiatives, the program recipients will be provided cash by the national government through DSWD. (PNA)

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