Camp Eduard Integrated Farmers Association (CEIFA), a duly registered organization of the Department of Labor and Employment is a recipient of a livelihood project from Act for Peace Program with funding support by the governments of New Zealand, Australia and Spain (NZAID) in partnership of Propegemus Foundation, Inc. (PFI), an NGO, in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand Pesos (P200,000.00) including capability skills trainings and a minimal amount of Fifteen Thousand Pesos (P15,000.00) as LGU Equity of the project.
Objectives of the project under the Act for Peace Program are the following:
1. To increase farm productivity of target partner families through sustainable agriculture technology;
2. To improve the capacities of partner People’s Organization in project based and entrepreneurial management;
3. To enhance the awareness of partner families on the principles, concepts and good practices in peace building, gender sensitivity, good health, nutrition and environment protection.
Last July 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2010 (4 days), Training on Sustainability Agriculture and Abaca By-Product Enhancement was extended to PO CEIFA members by Act for Peace Program through the facilitators/extension workers of Propegemus Foundation, Inc. to prepare the recipients during the project implementation. They were thought the basic knowledge and skills on Agro-forestry establishment and as well as, handicraft making using abaca by product.
More than 30 participants were interested to learn on handicraft making. The group were able to make different handicraft items such as pack bag, shoulder bag, place mat and abaca hat.
In support to sustainable agriculture, PO members will receive planting materials of grafted durian, lanzones and rambutan in the amount of P150,000.00