The Department of Agrarian Reform in Capiz has strengthened its campaign against hunger and poverty through the launch of the enhanced partnership against hunger and poverty program (EPAHPP) to benefit the agrarian reform beneficiaries.
Lea Ubierna, chief agrarian reform program officer, said P300,000 was allocated for support facilities and equipment, while P100,000 would be for the capacity development services, such as the conduct of project technology and other related training.
“The essential goal of the EPAHPP is to strategically reduce hunger in the community while helping the farmer-beneficiaries elevate their living. Through the program, we would help our farmers increase their farm productivity and income through various provisions of support services like technology training, farm machinery and equipment to address the problem of poverty and food security,’’ she said.
The EPAHPP is one of the government’s strategic programs that seeks to mitigate hunger, ensure food nutrition security, reduce poverty in urban and rural communities, and establish sustainable agriculture linking through the various government agencies.
It shall benefit farmer-beneficiaries of the proponent organization, the Progressive Women Agrarian Reform Cooperative, and the other farmers in the community by providing them with P400,000 worth of support services.
During the launching activity, the local government unit of Dumarao, Barangay Gibato, Department of Education, and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology affirmed their support to attain the success of the program.
Florencio Fariñas Jr., a representative from Dumarao Mayor’s Office under the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, said the LGU is now focusing on the infrastructure development of the municipality to enable the construction of a farm-to-market road for the farmers in the far-flung areas.