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PIA Press Release
2008/08/05

FAO gives vegetable seeds, farm tools to IOM-USAID beneficiaries in Albay

By Mar Arguelles

Camalig, Albay (5 August) -- The Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) gave vegetable seeds and farm tools the other day to the beneficiaries o the IOM-USAID core permanent shelter in barangay Tagaytay, this town, IOM spokesman said today.

Mark Maulit IOM spokesman said the activity is part of the joint project with the Spanish Government and the Philippine Department of Agriculture.

This is a result of IOM’s coordination with the FAO for ways to sustain the residency of the beneficiaries in each of the resettlement sites.

Food and livelihood are key factors affecting sustainability of resettlement, he said.

Each resettlement community received 150 packs of vegetable seeds which are of the open-pollinated variety which means they could be readily replanted to ensure continued availability of vegetables on-site.

The farm tools in each set consisted of 30 shovels, 15 rakes, 15 hoes & 75 trowels.

The tools will be kept by the Homeowners’ Association and will be commonly available for use by individual beneficiaries.

FAO representative, Mr. Jaime Montesur, committed to provide fruit-bearing seedlings to be planted in the perimeters of the sites and to sponsor a training program on urban gardening to further increase the capability of the beneficiaries in that area.

The generosity of the FAO will help ensure food security for the beneficiaries at each of the sites and at the same time improve their livelihood opportunities. (PIA) [top]

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