THE PROGRAM on Community Empowerment through Food Sufficiency and Environmental Management (CEFSEM)
The program is in partnership with the United Nation – World Food Programme (UN-WFP).
It was a pilot project that targeted only two municipalities in Central Mindanao – both in the province of Maguindanao such as Sultan Mastura and Sharif Saidona Mustapha. It was to complement to and support the existing programs of BDA with UNICEF and JICA in the area respectively such as Early Child Care Development (ECCD) – Tahderiyya Program, Child Protection (CPC) Program and Community Development in Conflict Affected Areas in Mindanao (CD-CAAM) Program.
The project was started on March 01, 2013 and ended on April 30, 2014. It was implemented through Food for Assets (FFA) component of WFP which means paying workers with food to start building a hunger-free future for their communities specifically through Food for Work (FFW) and Food for Training (FFT).
Generally, the goal of the program is to consolidate the livelihood recovery of the targeted communities in regards to food-insecurity due to conflict and to increase their resilience to shocks with a view to contributing to peace building. Moreover, it is a capacity building for BDA on delivering Food Assistance Programs.