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Assessment of government assistance among small-scale fisherfolks

Horacio Factura, Francis Thaise A. Cimene, Ian Mark Q. Nacaya

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Int. J. Biosci.21(3), 36-42, September 2022

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/21.3.36-42


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Small-scale fishers are the poorest sector in the Philippines. Through the years, the City Government of Cagayan de Oro (CDO) has provided fisherfolks with different kinds of assistance. The government was interested to know how the inputs helped them. Focus Group Discussion (FGD) was conducted among fisherfolk associations in 3 barangays (districts). Results showed that they had received a number of livelihood support which have really helped them. However, there were some projects that failed due to technical reasons and poor financial management. Providing inputs is not enough to see positive long-term outcomes in terms of poverty alleviation, but a holistic approach is necessary to address all aspects of sustainability.


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