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DOLE CAVITE GRANTEE AWARDED WITH BEST DOLE-ASSISTED LIVELIHOOD PROJECT

In the recently held 2019 Awarding of Best DOLE-Assisted Livelihood Projects also known as the Kabuhayan Awards conducted by the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) last 27 May 2019 in Manila Prince Hotel, the Amadeo Integrated Food Processing Project of United Amadeo Producers Association (UAPA), was awarded as the Best DOLE-Assisted Livelihood Project in Region 4-A. Aside from the award and recognition, UAPA also received a cash award of P50,000.00.

UAPA is an association registered in DOLE in 2016 which aimed to unite the women and farmers of Amadeo to become more economically productive by maximizing their skills. UAPA iniatiated the Food Processing Project to provide marketing assistance of the agricultural products of their farmer membersa.

On 21 March 2017, in collaboration with DOLE-CAVITE, the Integrated Food Processing Project of UAPA became reality. DOLE-CAVITE provided a total grant of P684,950.00 worth of equipment, raw materials and micro-insurance to the beneficiaries of the association. Through the livelihood assistance of DOLE, UAPA was able to establish a common processing facility and Pasalubong Center.

In a span of two (2) years, the project was able to cater the production and supply of Amadeo’s different delicacies like “atsara,” “silinghaba,” fruit jellies, jams, and other preservatives made of pineapple, coconut, banana, etc. To date, the Integrated Food Processing Project of UAPA has now two (2) regular markets, namely Café Amadeo and Customs Port Area in Manila. Through the Project, Amadeo agricultural products became known to different parts of the country.

by:

JULIETA R. FOJAS
Sr. LEO, DOLE-CAVITE

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2019-07-02
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