The National Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development (NCI-SRD) is the government’s response to the fragmented delivery of rural development services. it is a strategy to improve, conserve, protect, and rehabilitate natural resources through the development and implementation of environment-friendly enterprises and livelihood opportunities.
The NCI-SRD has a defined constituency which are the smallholder farmers (both ARBs and non-ARBs), small fisherfolk, upland dwellers and IPs.
The following are the model convergence sites per island groups:
Luzon – Piddig Inclusive Organic Coffee Production in Piddig, Ilocos Norte Visayas – Javier Local Convergence Agro-Enterprise Cluster in Javier, Leyte Mindanao – Siayan Convergence Area in Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte