APL1, which is the subject of this document, would focus on a few selected provinces (North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Agusan del Sur, Compostela Valley, Maguindanao), to test out the approach, and initiate the process of engaging LGUs and rural communities in designing and implementing a rural development program, in close association with concerned national government agencies (NGAs). Accordingly, it is designed as a targeted poverty reduction program for the rural poor and indigenous communities of Mindanao, aimed specifically at increasing agricultural production and improvements in agricultural productivity, as well as the diversification of rural economic activities. The experience and lessons from APL1 will help scale up the program under APL2 to other provinces in Mindanao which meet eligibility criteria.
|Place of Publication||Pasig City|
|Original Publication Date||October 22, 1999|