At least 26 agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) in Western Visayas will supply their produce to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) to reduce the poverty incidence.
Shiela Enciso, director of the Department of Agrarian Reform Region 6, and Jail Senior Superintendent Baby Noel Montalvo, director of BJMP-6, recently signed the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) to address concerns on hunger and poverty.
Representatives from the farmer organizations and the BJMP wardens also signed the marketing agreement, which would allow the farmers to directly market their produce such as vegetables, livestock, and poultry to the BJMP.
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei Nograles, who was the keynote speaker during the program launching, said that the client of the farmers is the government institution, hence, they are assured of their market and profit.
He also told the farmers that the Land Bank of the Philippines will provide credit facilities to ARBOs.
Enciso said the program will be a sustainable blessing for the farmer-beneficiaries and persons deprived of liberty.*