BFAR program targets ‘poorest of the poor’
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A total of 3,123 individuals in the Cagayan Valley region will be assisted under the poverty alleviation program of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). According to BFAR, the figure represents 5.0 percent of the total registered fisherfolk in the region who will benefit from the program called Targeted Actions to Reduce Poverty and Generate Economic Transformation (Target). BFAR planning chief Angel Encarnacion said Target will put more emphasis to uplift the standard of living of marginal fishermen in the region.
Domingo, L. C. (2015, March 2). BFAR program targets ‘poorest of the poor’. The Manila Times, p. A6.
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Fishers; Poverty alleviation; Fishing communities; Livelihoods; Fish ponds; Cages; Seaweed culture; Oyster culture; Fishing gear; Marine aquaculture; Marine parks; Trade; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Region II; Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD); Encarnacion, Angel; Mira, Sanchez; Ayson, Jovita
- The Manila Times