“Balik Probinsya” beneficiaries to be given access to agribusiness opportunities
Agriculture Secretary William Dar said that the beneficiaries of the Balik Probinsya, Balik Pag-asa program (BP2) of the Duterte Administration will be given access to livelihood in rural enterprises and agribusinesses immediately.
In a statement, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said a total of 112 Leyteaños recently joined the first batch of beneficiaries returning to their homeland under the BP2 program of the government.
Once re-settled in Leyte, they will be provided with employment and livelihood opportunities in various rural enterprises and agribusinesses.
“As part of the national strategy to boost rural development, they will be given training and technical support, so they can be productive and self-sustaining,” Dar said.
The Secretary added that DA will also provide farm inputs and equipment to those who wish to venture into agriculture and fishery.
“In a way, this realizes our goal to make the countryside more industrialized and productive, and so we will continue to support and capacitate them to perform various agri-fishery activities,” Dar said.
Prior to their departure, the beneficiaries received “pabaon” from DA, which includes vegetable gardening starter kit composed of assorted vegetable seeds, seedling bags and tray, and garden soil among others.