PRDP-funded hog raising project helps Benguet town gain more profits
The Hog Raising and “kinnuday” Meat Processing project, which was funded by the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), is now helping the farmers in Barangay Eddet in Kabayan, Benguet gain more profit.
A statement showed that the Eddet Farmers Indigenous People’s Association (EFIPA) is now gaining profits from the said livelihood enterprise, which was placed under the Small Livelihood Project (SLP) of the PRDP.
EFIPA started with 15 members in 2015 primarily to manage livelihood activities and provide additional income to its members.
In 2016, the group’s membership shot up to 78 and was able to register under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The group then, continued to grow with 113 farmer-members to date.
Most of the members are engaged in farming. However, the income is not enough to sustain their daily needs. Their initiatives to draw assistance from government and non-government agencies provided them with other sources of income beside farming, swine raising, and other livelihood activities.
Through the Kabayan Municipal Agriculture Office, EFIPA was able to have approved their enterprise proposal on Hog Raising and “kinnuday” Meat Processing under PRDP.
The SLP intends to provide an additional source of income to the members of the Association. With a project cost of P1 million shared by the World Bank, the National Government through the DA, and the Local Government Unit of Kabayan, the group provided a counterpart in the form of pig pens.