EU, GTZ Boost Food Security in Philippines

The Philippines’ Northern and Southern Leyte provinces will benefit from a 5.2 million-euro (USD6.5 million) project aimed at alleviating poverty and improving food security among 25,000 low-income households in the area.

The project, which kicks off this month, will support cash-for-work schemes for farm workers and fisherfolk households. It will run for one year.

The European Commission has already released 2.6 million million euros for the project. The German Agency for Technical Cooperation and Philippine Department of Agriculture will shoulder the remaining costs, Business World reports.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.