UN continues to support food security, livelihood efforts in Marawi
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has joined the commemoration of the Marawi Week of Peace, with a distribution activity of agricultural inputs as part of the livelihood assistance support for conflict-affected communities in Marawi City and outlying municipalities in the Provinces of Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao.
FAO, with the support of the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, has been delivering assistance to help returning and displaced farmers to restore their livelihoods and food security.
In an event marking the anniversary of the Marawi siege, FAO distributed broiler production packages to help re-establish the livelihoods of farming families in Barangays Lumbaca Turos, Poona Marantao, Pintolonan, Tuca, Amito Marantao, Dayawan, Bacolod Chico, and Turos in Marawi City.
Following the crisis, FAO has so far distributed rice, corn and vegetable seeds, fertilizer, farming tools and broiler chicken production packages to more than 6 500 households in Marawi, Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao.
“FAO’s emergency and recovery response to the Marawi crisis focuses on rebuilding the agriculture and fisheries sector, restoring the food supply chain in affected communities, and helping farmers reclaim and recover their lost livelihoods,” said José Luis Fernandez, FAO Representative in the Philippines.