MAFAR FISHCORAL LEADS TRAINING OF FACILITATORS FOR THE ABS GCC

COTABATO CITY | June 22, 2021

To ensure the continuity of capacity support for fisherfolk through the Aqua-based Business School with Gender and Climate Change (ABS-GCC) Perspective in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the Fisheries, Coastal Resources and Livelihood (FishCORAL) Project has spearheaded the Training of Facilitators.

The three-day training held at MAFAR Conference Room, BGC, was participated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) employees from regional and provincial offices last June 22-24, 2021.

Dr. Julieta Roa and Ms. Arma Bertuso, ABS consultants, served as the resource speakers. While Ms. Mariquit Alano, Livelihood specialist, and Ms. Joy, Institution and Gender specialist from the Project Support and Coordination Office (PSCO), facilitated the activity.

Moreover, Ms. Honey Lou Marcelo, Regional Project Coordinator, introduced what the ABS is and how the approach strengthens the entrepreneurial and management skills of the supported fisherfolk in the region.

Minister Mohammad S. Yacob, Ph.D, concluded the training by encouraging the participants to continue learning the good practices and innovations of other covered regions of FishCORAL Project that are implementing ABS and adopt these strategies in implementing the ABS for the further development of the agriculture and fisheries in BARMM.

In addition, Ms. Arphia Ebus, MAFAR Chief Of Staff and FishCORAL focal person, Mr. Pendatun Patarasa, Assistant to the Minister for Special Concern, Ms. Snooky Gani, Chief on Trade Industry Development Specialist, Mr. Blanz Benhur Zolio, Senior Trade Industry Development Specialist, MTIT, Mr. Hamsur J. Zaid, Senior Agriculturist, AMAD, Ms. Monawara M. Abdulbadie, Senior Science Research Specialist, MOST, and Mr. Cilvin Betonio, Acting Underwriter, PCIC, were present to discuss the services support of their respective agencies that can provide to the fisherfolk groups who want to engage in aqua-based business.

Credits to FishCORAL

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