ISEDI leads the Assessment and Sustainability Planning for ARBO-Beneficiaries of DAR-ARCCESS
With less than a quarter to go prior to the end-of engagement of ISEDI as Process and Progress Monitoring (PPM) service provider of Department of Agrarian Reform – Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) Project, A week long assessment and sustainability planning as held in Davao City from July 7 – 11.
The activity gathered the key DAR – ARCCESS point persons at the regional and provincial levels and the representatives of Lead Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organizations (ARBOs), Babas Foundation, Development Options and Social Entrepreneurship, Sugar Regulatory Administration and ISEDI
Tackled in event were the following: process of the agricultural technology and extension (AES) service providers in terms of delivering their gargets, reasons of variances between…
Conduct of the End-of-Project Evaluation for the WB-AusAID Technical Assistance Grant to MRDP2
The Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) – Ada[table Program Loan Phase 2 (APL2) is a recipient of Technical Assistance Grant (TA) from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). This grant is entitled “Technical Assistawnce for Governance Reforms Supporting Frontline Agricultural Services Investment Delivery”.
Based on the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the Project Completion Report TA grant co-financed the capacity-building activities to “strengthen the institutional capacity of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the participating local government units (LGUs) in the trust to operationalize a decentralized…
ISEDI commEncES BDS actIvItIES In zamBoanga pEnInSula
It’s now official! ISEDI has signed on as Department of Agrarian Reform – Region 9’s (otherwise known as the Zamboanga Peninsula) new partner for the project: Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS). Last April 12-13, 2014, Ms. Jocelyn E. Cabo together with the Filed Team Leader (FTL) Ms. Mary Ann D. Porquillo and four (4) CBEOs visited the provincial offices of DAR in Region IX and formally signed the contracts.
This project becomes ISEDI’s second engagement on the project ARCCESS — the first one is well on its mid-way mark, with ISEDI providing the Process and Progress Monitoring for the Davao Region.
Twenty-three (23) practicum-students from Theology 141 class assigned to ISEDI conducted a 2-day community exposure in SMSNAI (Smokey Mountain Scavengers Neighborhood Association Inc.), its adopted community in Tibungco Relocation Area. On the first day ,August 24, the students had storytelling and games to 97 children and on the second day, August 25, they conducted a Forum on Natural Family Planning to 48 men and women with resource speaker, Mr. Roy Cresencio R. Lina of the Natural Family Planning Center of the Ateneo de Davao University. Apart from the forum, a feeding activity and interaction with the kids were done by the students.
Balik Uma Campaign
As Balik Uma Campaign progresses its implementation, updating and monitoring of target and accomplished activities are continuously examined during the whole month of August. In Sitios Bango, Mambosao and Bongkilaton, food subsidy support and farm implements were distributed.
Farmers in Bango and Mambosao were done with the clearing and brushing of 2 hectares each of trial farm ready to be planted. The seeds will be provided by Masipag soon.
In Bongkilaton area, more than 2 hectares of trial farm has been planted with corn and 20 farmers have …