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Agriculture regional director Remelyn R. Recoter said that in identifying beneficiaries for GPBP, every municipality has a Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) together with civil society organization (CSO) personnel.

Livelihood projects identified include high value crops production such as cacao, coffee, and vegetables; livestock production and restocking. Irrigation and postharvest facilities and provision of farming tools and equipment such as hand tractor and threshers will be also provided to identified beneficiaries.

“The action team together with the CSO ang nagdedecide kung anong proyekto ang kailangan ng community na makapaunlad sa kanilang kabuhayan,” Recoter said.

She urged GPBP beneficiaries to sustain the project to further help and enhance their livelihood.

“To the Dabawenyos who are lucky to receive assistance like these, we hope that you will take good care and sustain the project. It is like saying that many are called but few are chosen, so you are very fortunate,” Recoter added.

Just recently, a P200,000 worth of GPBP projects each were given to Kiblawan and Hagonoy, Davao del Sur.

Kiblawan received the allocation for their inland tilapia project while the allocation for Hagonoy was intended for the marine protected area.

The GPBP-driven initiatives for the Davao region is intended for agri-livelihood projects, farm-to-market road projects, postharvest facilities, other agri-infra facilities, irrigation, among others (Che Palicte - DA 11)