Comprehensive Agricultural Development Plan (CADeP) as a Tool for Poverty Alleviation of Farming Families

Poverty remains the central development issue in the Philippines and, despite the ambitious development goals set in various development plans, the country has not been able to sustain the economic growth required to reduce poverty to acceptable levels. In Cagayan de Oro City (CDOC), it has been recognized that one of the weaknesses of the Local Government Unit (LGU) is its high poverty incidence. As such, a careful and well-thought of plan is essential to address important issues such as poverty. The Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of the city was already approved but there is a need to revisit and/or develop the Comprehensive Development Plans (CDPs). Thus, it is the ultimate aim of the project to be able to assist the LGU of CDOC by providing coordination among stakeholders (e.g. LGU, NGOs, private organizations, academe and the community) in the development of its CDP particularly on the agricultural sector to address poverty among farming families. The development of the Comprehensive Agricultural Development Plan (CADeP) will be in accordance with the city's CLUP and an initial assessment of its contribution to farming families will be conducted. Specifically, the study aims to: (a) map the assets of the community; (b) determine the parameters that would influence land suitability and identify priority of these parameters; (c) ascertain location of potential farming families; (d) perform land suitability analysis and develop recommendations to be incorporated in the CADeP; and (e) implement the CADeP and initially assess its contribution to farming families.
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