ACTED supports livelihoods in typhoon-affected areas of the Philippines by empowering farmers and municipalities.
ACTED facilitated the organisation of learning visits to Mindanao for 39 participants, including municipal councellors, agriculturists, farmer groups who won the Challenge Fund, local service providers (LSPs) and ACTED staff. The participants were split into three groups:
These exchange visits are part of a wider program of support to the Municipal Agriculture Officers (MAOs) of six targeted municipalities of Eastern Samar, within the scope of ACTED’s livelihoods program, funded by SWS and AFD. For this purpose, ACTED is also providing technical and material support to the MAOs to help them better assist farmers. For instance, ACTED is providing several MAOs with laptops, a motorbike, and a projector.
ACTED also funded the construction of facilities, such as a multi-purpose hall and a mini-grocery center in two municipalities.