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LGU Tacloban empowers TUPAD grantees through organic agriculture training

LGU Tacloban empowers TUPAD grantees through organic agriculture training

Fifty beneficiaries of the TUPAD program trained in Organic Agriculture Production NC II in Tacloban City aim to transform market biodegradable waste into compost for sustainable farming. Photo: Pitahaya Farm/Facebook

TACLOBAN CITY – Fifty beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) program are poised to leverage their skills in Organic Agriculture Production (OAP) NC II after completing an orientation session at Pitahaya Farm on December 12, 2023.

Commencing today, TUPAD grantees will gather market biodegradable wastes from city markets for vermicomposting at Pitahaya Farm. This TESDA-accredited farm school, a collaboration between LGU Tacloban and Pitahaya's owner and trainer, Jose 'Boyen' Castillejos Jr., provides free organic farming training to residents.

This initiative, spearheaded by Pitahaya's owner in partnership with the City government, aims to sustain livelihoods, alleviate market waste, and fortify urban agriculture for environmental and physical wellness. The orientation, attended by representatives from DOLE Region 8, marks a commitment to empowering these beneficiaries.

Beneficiaries will work for fifteen (15) days, dedicating four (4) hours each day, earning up to P375/day as they contribute to sustainable practices and community welfare.

This initiative reflects a collaborative effort towards sustainable urban development and the enhancement of livelihood opportunities for Tacloban City's workforce. —iTacloban
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