Farmers benefit from P20-M CLAAP assistance

THE government’s Convergence on Livelihood Assistance for Agrarian Beneficiaries Project (CLAAP) that started in 2019 has already benefitted more than a thousand agrarian reform beneficiary (ARB) farmers in Pangasinan.

CLAAP focused on rice production in 2020 with the distribution of P12.45-million worth of sacks of seeds and bags of fertilizers to 498 farmer beneficiaries in 11 municipalities and cities. In 2019, the program focused on distribution of live goats for source of farmers’ livelihood.

Binalonan town’s 453 beneficiaries received 906 live goats in 2019.

Ana Francisco, provincial agrarian reform officer said the CLAAP, a collaboration of Department of Agrarian Reform and the Department of Social Welfare and Development,

is the government’s programs to help eradicate poverty across the country and ensure food security for the beneficiaries. (PIA-Pangasinan/ RPM)

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