The CLSU Extension Center together with the University Gender and Development (UGADO) and the Municipal Local Government Unit of Licab, Nueva Ecija established a livelihood project dubbed as “Capacitating Rural Women Through Techno Livelihood Trainings and Projects in Licab, Nueva Ecija.”
A total of 1,500 mushroom fruiting bags (Pleurotus variety) from UGADO and Central Luzon Integrated Agricultural Research Center (DA-CLIARC) were provided to the Rural Improvement Club (RIC) members in, Barangay San Cristobal and Barangay Villarosa during the last quarter of 2020.
Additionally, starter kits for mass production of mushroom planting materials from DA-CLIARC were also provided to RICs of Brgys. San Cristobal and Villarosa on December 15, 2020.
The three (3) year project seeks to help improve the income and well-being of rural women and their households through appropriate training and project interventions. It will primarily benefit twenty-six (26) women-members each of the RIC in barangays San Cristobal and Villarosa, Licab, Nueva Ecija.
“It is our goal to help our project beneficiaries specifically, the rural women to improve their income and well-being through intensive trainings and interventions,” said Mr. Ardenn R. Ponce, Project Leader.
Aside from gender mainstreaming and capacitating women, the project also targets and acknowledges the rural women for their active role in the drive of achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals on gender equality and zero hunger. Beyond this, development advocates hope that society will see rural women not only for their economic needs but also for their important role in attaining real socio-economic development.