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Aside from funding support, DA RFO 13 took an active role during the celebration of women’s month every March through participating the civic parade, sports activities, forums and showcase of talents.
This year, Paterna Velasques, chairperson of Mangagoy Fishermen Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MAFISCO) in Bislig City was awarded as regional winner for the Search for Outstanding Rural Women.
She will be the contender for Caraga Region in the national level and the national awarding is tentatively set during the World Food celebration on October.
To capacitate the women, organic vegetable production training was conducted in Anticala, Butuan City recently.
Other trainings are on the pipeline such as cacao production, banana chips processing and coffee production, including the conduct of reproductive health forum.
Implementation of GAD related activities and facilitating women concerns are given utmost priority through DA RFO 13 GAD focal person Isabelita Ocampo. (Aurelius P. Arais/DA Caraga).