SAN JOSE, Antique, Aug 4 (PIA) - A total of P6.875 million or EUR125,000 has been approved for Antique Human Development Program (AHDP) from Misereor/KZE, Germany which is intended for the strengthening of capacities of people's organizations in the province of Antique.
AHDP Program Director Marilou Llavan said that the projects hope to capacitate communities acknowledging their essential role in promoting
sustainable upland farming, food security and climate change resiliency.
This is a three-year project which will be implemented by AHDP and will benefit around 400 households in the six barangays in the
municipality of Sibalom, Antique.
The project is part of the continuing intervention of Antique Human Development Program which has been supporting the development endeavors of these people's organizations for more than a decade through communication organizing.
The project is expected to improve the food security and income of participating households, through diversified and sustainable farming and better marketing of farm products and strengthen the seven partner people's organizations.
Llavan said that with the enhancement of their capacities the community organizations are expected to offer services and conduct projects promoting diversified, sustainable farming, design and implement community development projects that are responsive to the needs of their members, and to access funds from government and private organizations.
MISEREOR is the German Catholic Bishops' Organization for Development Cooperation and one of the development partners of AHDP, which for over 50 years, has been committed to fighting poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
AHDP also maintains partnership with government agencies like Departments of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology, Provincial Government and other local government units to support and complement the above projects. (JBG/PSM/PIA- Antique)