BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, May 25 (PIA) – At least 28 potato farmers in barangay Runruno in Quezon town recently received financial assistance to boost their livelihood project and income.
Barangay Captain John Babliing said P1 million have been given by the FCF Minerals Corporation to their potato farmers through the Enhanced Livelihood Project and Sweet Potato Production.
The assistance was given through the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the FCF Community Relations Office-Enterprise Development and Networking Project in barangay Runruno.
Babliing said the P 1 million assistance will be used to enhance the livelihood projects of the beneficiaries, particularly on the procurement of additional inputs for the expansion and diversification of their livelihood projects.
“These projects include ginger production, tomato and sweet potato production, corn production, sari-sari store, trading business and feed store,” he said.
Babliing also said the Sweet Potato Production will be implemented by the Runruno Livelihood Development Association (RLDA) in two components.
This involves the production of sweet potato from identified beneficiaries and the consolidation and marketing of products by the project management committee.
“This assistance will give our upland farmers the opportunity to become one of the economic drivers of our barangay, starting this to support their family needs,” Babliing said.
The implementation of the project was funded through the 2021 Annual Social Development and Management Program(ASDMP) of the mine firm. (MDCT/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)