Catanduanes Advances Food Security with DSWD-Funded Livelihood Projects

CATANDUANES, BICOL — Twelve associations in Catanduanes, organized under the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), will launch various food-related livelihood projects this June, aimed at enhancing food security. These initiatives are part of an approved proposal funded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Bicol and align with the government's zero hunger program.

According to Philippines News Agency, DSWD-Bicol SLP spokesperson, these associations, comprising 153 members, will undertake projects in poultry raising, vegetable farming, rice retailing, fishing, and cassava chip production. Zaragoza emphasized that these projects are designed to increase food availability and address the needs of families and communities in the area. He also noted that the SLP requires associations to commit to a five-year Livelihood Sustainability Plan, focusing on improving implementation processes and enhancing capacity-building activities to ensure the success of these initiatives.