20,000 farmers in Yolanda-affected areas to undergo training on agriculture finance
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) and two non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Japan and the Philippines will train 20,000 farmers on agriculture finance.
The training, to be conducted by Jica, Japan-based Planet Finance, and the National Confederation of Cooperatives, aims to train farmers in areas affected by Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan) on financial literacy. The training is the main component of the three-year project, titled Improving Livelihood of Small Scale Low-Income Farmers affected by Typhoon Haiyan through Enhanced Institutional Capacities of Cooperatives, in Eastern Visayas in Tacloban City.
“As development partner of the Philippines for many decades, Jica aims to continue helping the Filipino farmers sustain their livelihood by supporting access to appropriate financial scheme and sharing with them Japanese knowledge and technology on financial management,” Kumiko Ogawa, Jica Philippines project formulation advisor, said in a statement.
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