Dinalupihan IP group gets livelihood assistance from DA, NCIP
Some 40 indigenous peoples in Dinalupihan town in Bataan province received a livelihood assistance package from the Department of Agriculture (DA) in collaboration with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).
The livelihood package includes vegetable seedlings, farm tools and farm animals, according to officials.
In a Philippine Information Agency report, Dinalupihan Mayor Maria Angela Garcia said the project was connected to the town’s goal of becoming a “model agropolis” in Central Luzon.
The DA and NCIP project is called Ayta Ambala Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran para sa Kababayang Katutubo Indigenous Peoples Culturally Responsive, Socioeconomic, Ecology, Agro-Aqua Technology, and Special Services Integrated Ancestral Domain Development Approach (4Ks-IP CREATESS IADDA).
The program aims to develop and improve the productivity of communities by developing sustainable agricultural and livelihood programs, according to the report.
In his message, NCIP Regional Director Roland Calde said he hoped the project coould help unite the community and improve the quality of lives of the residents.
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