Enhanced carabao-based livelihood opportunities for SLP beneficiaries in Region VII

Beneficiaries of the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) now have expanded opportunities in carabao-related livelihood endeavors. This development follows the recent signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) among the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and its partner agencies in the private, government, and State Colleges and Universities (SUCs).

Said MOA intends to support the objectives of the SLP and align with the government’s ten-point developmental agenda. It aims to provide harmonized capability-building and agriculture-related livelihood interventions to qualified program participants and organize them into Community-Based Organizations (CBO) to connect with future and potential markets, both private and government.

In this partnership, the DA-PCC at USF is expected to provide technical support on dairy buffalo management to the SLP beneficiaries; facilitate their access to various trainings and seminars about dairy enterprise establishment. The collaboration extends to strengthening participants’ competencies and knowledge through CBO formation, leadership training initiatives, and ongoing program monitoring and evaluation in close coordination with the DSWD Office and other partner agencies.

The MOA signing ceremony took place on April 8 at the Robinsons Galleria Activity Center in Cebu City.