The public is invited to the webinar, “Facilitating change in conflict-vulnerable communities: Sharing insights and experiences on the implementation of the LIFE Model from program implementers and facilitators.” The webinar is on 07 April 2021 (Wednesday), 9:00 AM – 12:00 NN via Zoom and Facebook Live. Zoom users may register, free of charge, at https://bit.ly/UPMinLife. Facebook users may visit https://web.facebook.com/UPMindanao. The webinar speakers are project leaders Emma Ruth Bayogan, Larry Digal, and Anne Shangrila Fuentes, and soil suitability analyst Nilo Oponda.
The agricultural extension program of the University of the Philippines Mindanao entitled “Enhancing Livelihood Opportunities in Conflict-Vulnerable Areas in Mindanao through the LIFE (Livelihood Improvement through Facilitated Extension) Model” is in its final year of implementation. One of the Program’s objectives is to promote the LIFE Model and help develop policies for wider adoption and future institutionalization to help the conflict-vulnerable communities in the agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources sector. During the three-year implementation in Surallah, Maguindanao, and Zamboanga Sibugay, the Program has helped six farmer groups organize and register with the Department of Labor and Employment; increase their income through vegetable and seaweed farming, value-adding, and diversification of income source; improve social capital, and forge partnerships with local government institutions and stakeholders. The LIFE Model is being implemented in the aforementioned areas in partnership with the Landcare Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. and ACIAR Mindanao Agricultural Extension Project, with funding from the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development.
The Program, in collaboration with the Center for the Advancement of Research in Mindanao (CARIM), will be hosting the webinar to provide a venue for sharing insights on the implementation of the LIFE Model, and to forge new partnerships with institutions in implementing the model in their agricultural extension programs.
With this, we cordially invite you to the webinar to be held on 7 April 2021 (Wednesday), 9:00 AM – 12:00 NN via Zoom. Kindly register here https://bit.ly/UPMinLife.