Since the implementation of the National Greening Program in 2011, Carood Watershed is the priority area in the comprehensive site development (CSD) and support facilities which include the small farm reservoir (SFR) with the aim of providing water for NGP established plantations and profiling of inland wetlands. Activities include: 1.National Greening Program (NGP) – 7,257.20 continue reading : DENR ACTIVITIES IN CAROOD WATERSHED MODEL FOREST CONVERGENCE AREA
The Carood Watershed has taken shape through the years primarily because of the people who managed it since 2003 and the regional convergence initiatives’ efforts to develop the watershed areas. The Carood Watershed Model Forest Management Council (CWMFMC) was established not for political reasons but to address the concerns of the seven municipalities in Bohol, continue reading : SHAPING THE CAROOD WATERSHED INTO A SUSTAINABLE REGIONAL CONVERGENCE INITIATIVE
The Regional Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development (RCI-SRD) Central Visayas collaborated with the Carood Watershed Model Forest Management Council (CWFMC), Deutsche Gesellschaft fur International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to fund, train and provide technical support to the people’s organizations in the region. Series of training and workshops in organizational management, continue reading : CAROOD WATERSHED CONVERGENCE AREA REMAINS RELEVANT AMIDST COVID-19
The knowledge gained in the AFF enterprise clustering approach included partnership building, product selection to be promoted, market study chain, cluster commitment setting, AFF enterprise plan and mobilization, product supply organizing, and test marketing
Undoubtedly, the Carood Watershed Convergence in Central Visayas is one of the most dynamic convergence projects in the country. It has been operating to diminish the seven municipalities’ recurrent concerns that hound the watershed for decades. Back in 2003, the common problem of seasonal flooding and the recurring issues of forest plantation fires, unsustainable farming continue reading : Carood Watershed Convergence Area
The pandemic even tightened the commitment of the RCI Central Visayas to deliver the programs and projects in order to achieve the two-pronged goal of the NCI-SRD— reduce poverty and increase the income of farmers and fisherfolk. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the RCI Central Visayas extends programs to the farmers and constituents of the Carood continue reading : Central Visayas Renews Commitment to Carood Watershed During the Pandemic
The global pandemic has changed the way things are done in the region. The current direction of each NCI-SRD member agency has been affected and the approved ongoing projects in the established convergence area in Carood, Bohol were reassessed to address the food resiliency, availability, and accessibility issues in the country brought about by COVID-19. continue reading : COVID-19’s Impact on Food Security and Agriculture in Central Visayas
For years, the farmers in the Carood Watershed convergence has been looking for a solution to uplift their situation. Problems along the value chain has persisted since the time they started farming. So, the question is what could emancipate them? The persistent complaint of low buying price of agricultural commodities and the lack of market continue reading : Could the Agro-Enterprise Clustering Development Approach be the Champion to Deliver the Farmers from the Age-long Problem of the Agriculture Sector?