On February 22, 2024, the Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD – NCR) participated in the Launching and Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for DSWD’s Projects LAWA (Local Adaptation to Water Access) and BINHI (Breaking Insufficiency through Nutritious Harvest for the Impoverished) at Barangay Kalawakan Covered Court, Municipality of Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan.

Through a partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and with the support of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), along with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), these projects will capacitate and empower communities to build small farm reservoirs. These initiatives aim to save rainwater in anticipation of the El Niño phenomenon and future droughts.

These projects are focused on addressing food security through school-based and community-based gardening and diversified integrated farming, planting disaster-resilient crops, and managing climate change and disaster risks. These activities can maintain small-scale food production, provide for livestock, and be used for other household purposes.


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