300 charcoal makers turn into foresters

Published on 20 July 2011

Some 300 residents of Upi, Maguindanao who were once engaged in firewood production and charcoal-making out of illegally cut trees have turned over a new leaf.(..) “This is a boost to my family income, a way to stop charcoal-making for good,” Angi said, referring to the introduction of the “food-for-work” project of the ARMM’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in partnership with the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) headed by Country Director Stephen Anderson.

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