By PR 07:14 PM January 26, 2021

The Communal Garden Project was launched in Bohol province to empower women.

It was launched last January 15, 2021
by SPARK! with the support of the Australian Embassy in the Philippines through the Direct Aid
Programme in partnership with the Office of Governor Arthur Yap of the Province of Bohol,
Office of the Provincial Agriculturist of Bohol (OPA), Agricultural Training Institute Region 7 (ATI-7), Municipal Agricultural Office, Dalareich Food Products, and Bohol Association of
Hotels, Resorts, and Restaurants.

The Bohol Communal Garden Project serves as a complementary economic development intervention to harness rural women’s capability in sustaining communal gardens to achieve
community food security.

An agricultural base provides a local food source for the community,
while the community provides new markets for farmers through commercial distribution.

This will allow rural women to establish their agency and independence by leading their respective communal gardens.

Serving women from five different municipalities in Bohol, the BCG aims to re-engage rural women in entrepreneurship and train them through a series of modules on food sovereignty and security, digital marketing and sales literacy, leadership and management, values formation and gender and development.

The project also intends to connect its beneficiaries to restaurants,
hotels, resorts, schools, other communities, and commercial establishments to become trusted
and reputable suppliers of farm-to-table products.

SPARK! will be opening a branch in Bohol to expand the organization’s reach and help even more communities of women this year.

For more info, you may contact
Dalareich Polot at +63 9496340465 or email at dpolot@sparkphilippines.org.

By Bohol Island News

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