|Title:||Philippines - Second Cordillera Highlands Agricultural Resource Management Project (CHARMP2)- June - 2017|
These piglets belong to Dionisio Talang, one of 29 members of the Paddaoan Livestock and Livelihood Association, in the Apayao Province of the Philippines’ northern Cordillera Administrative Region. The association brings together local farmers who mainly subsisted on banana, yellow corn and root crops before they had the chance to join IFAD’s Second Cordillera Highland Agricultural Resource Management Project (CHARMP 2). The members of the association received a small loan and training in organic swine production, bookkeeping and business management, which enabled them to start raising pigs for selling instead of just for self-consumption. As Dionisio says, “People are more involved now that they actually know how to raise livestock and take care of it instead of just leaving their animals tied to a tree. This project has taught us how to do business and it has raised our standard of living.”
CHARMP 2 builds on the first CHARM Project, which contributed to reducing poverty among indigenous peoples in the highlands of the Cordillera Administrative Region, in the northern Philippines. It aims to reduce poverty and improve the livelihoods of indigenous peoples living in the poorest areas in all six provinces of the region. CHARMP 2 combines several innovative features in developing indigenous communities in remote areas. These include: strengthening participatory systems of community planning, monitoring and evaluation; enhancing the capacity of indigenous peoples and their councils of elders to take the lead in forestry/agroforestry management activities; providing funds for livelihood assistance to small groups; and commercialization of the products of indigenous peoples through market linkages. Find out more about Dionisio’s story and IFAD’s CHARMP 2 project at http://bit.ly/2ACH1li.
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|Categories:||New from Asia and the Pacific|