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CHARM2 Project launched SOA on RTC in Abra



he CHARM2 Project School-on-Air (SOA) on Root and Tuber Crops (RTC) (Cassava, Ube, Sweet Potato, and Taro) was launched on August 19.



On September 2, the first airing started via DZPA Puso ti Abra. The SOA for RTC covers the three CHARMP2 municipalities in the Province of Abra namely Sallapadan, Boliney, and Luba.


In the municipality of Sallapadan, there are four barangays covered; Saccaang, Naguilian, Gangal and Maguyepyep. In Boliney, the barangay covered were Dao-angan, Poblacion and Bao-ayan. While Ampalioc, Sabnangan, Barit, and Luzong were the barangay covered in Luba. All the barangay had ten enrollees which are facilitated by the Community Mobilization Officers (CMO), Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMAG), Provincial Coordinating Office (PCO), Provincial Planning Development Officer (PPDO) and Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAG).


The enrollees were officially enrolled through the CMO, OMAG and PCO. The SOA program starts at 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon via DZPA. The broadcaster (Mr. Arnel D. Valdez of PPDO Abra) and subject matter specialists (Mr. Cris Golloy and Marites Balling of OPAG) will be discussing the module lessons on cassava farm production, preparation, packaging, and marketing. Every module has quizzes and trivia given by the subject matter specialist at the end of the lesson.


The CMOs facilitated the checking of the answers of the enrollees and recording. The graduation is tentatively scheduled on March 2014.


The CHARMP2 School-on-Air (SOA) helps to enhance decision making of the beneficiaries by providing them relevant information that will sharpen their perspective in undertaking decision towards farm management, yields, and nutrition improvement. Hence, food security and life enrichment will be the eventual impact.// Jessie P. Dioayan & Arnel D. Valdez (LGU-Abra)

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