TUPAD’s Agro-Forestry Projects provide income
SOME 11,363 informal workers in Pangasinan tapped for the Tulong Panghanapbuhay Para sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) Agro-Forestry projects stand to benefit from the P106,577,179 fund for first semester of 2021 alone for TUPAD’s Agro-Forestry Projects in Region 1.
TUPAD, the DOLE’s flagship program, has tapped low-income workers in Pangasinan to become agents in greening, gardening, and beautification initiatives in their communities, i.e.. to plant trees and vegetables, beautify roadsides, and maintain cleanliness and sanitation in the communities.
The informal workers render cash-for-work services ranging from tree and mangrove planting, seed preparation, group re-forestation, community gardening in public facilities, and clean-up and beautification in tourist spots.
“With the TUPAD Agro-Forestry Projects, the DOLE does not only provide emergency employment to low-income and marginalized workers, but we also contribute to our nation’s agenda on environmental sustainability,” said DOLE RO1 Regional Director Evelyn Ramos.
The P106, 577,179 for TUPAD’s Agro-Forestry Projects served to fund the wages of the informal workers who were hired. The amount also covered the provision of PPEs and micro-insurance to the workers. (Eva Visperas)
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