The Community Development in Conflict-Affected Areas in Mindanao (CD-CAAM)

The Community Development in Conflict-Affected Areas in Mindanao (CD-CAAM) Project targets on (i) Establishing an effective and efficient implementation mechanism for community development projects in the CAAM and (ii) Equipping the BDA with a mechanism to lead and manage community development smoothly upon reaching a final peace agreement between the Government and the MILF.

The project involves different stakeholders such as JICA, the Embassy of Japan, OPAPP, MILF/BDA, ARMM and LGUs (municipality LGUs and communities in Barangays). Its implementation is piloted in two (2) municipalities namely, Sultan Mastura in Maguindanao and Matunggao in Lanao del Norte.

Moreover, it is being implemented through three distinct phases such as 1) Preparatory phase which mainly involves the formulation of the project implementation plan and review of development needs; 2) Implementation phase which includes social preparation, implementation of pilot projects (BDA/LGU collaborative type), and implementation of community-led type pilot projects; and 3) Compilation phase which is on the development of Community Development Guidelines. 

In 2016, the CD-CAAM was extended reaching selected municipalities in Tawi-Tawi Province. 


Agriculture. Under this component, farmer groups were organized and trained on various technical skills on organic farming. A demo farm is established for each project site where different kinds of vegetables are planted. The training that were conducted for the farmer beneficiaries are listed below: 

  1. Training on Basic Vegetable Production
  2. Training on Concoction Making
  3. Training on vermiculture, vermicompost and vermie tea production
  4. Orientation on Farm Management
  5. Market Survey
  6. Training on Financial Literacy
  7. Workshop on Marketing
  8. Post-harvest training
  9. Orientation on Cooperative Management, Pest Management and Technical Monitoring
  10. Post-harvest training
  11. Orientation on Cooperative Management, Pest Management and Technical Monitoring
  12. Study Tour to Bulb onion growers in South Cotabato and Gen. Santos City and Vermi farm in North Cotabato (Sultan Mastura)
  13. Site visitation to a Diversified Organic Farm in the Municipality of Kauswagan (Matungao)
  14. OJT on Farm Management and Monitoring
  15. Training on Setting up Rain Shelter
  16. Training on Home Seed Raising Technology

Fishery. A demo pond for Tilapia (freshwater kind of fish) is constructed in each project site under this component. Fisher folks are organized and also trained on various technical skills.

  1. Training on Tilapia Culture
  2. Training on Tilapia Processing
  3. Training on Tilapia Cage Culture
  4. Feed Formulation Training
  5. Hands-on Training on Tilapia Hapa-based  Hatchery
  6. Study Tour to Aquaculture sites:
  • Panabo City Mariculture Park, Panabo City
  • Aquapenon Tilapia Hatchery and Nursery, Carmen, Davao del Norte
  • Tilapia Lamayo Processing Center, Carmen, Daval del Norte
  • Lake Sebu Tilapia Production, Lake Sebu
  • Mindanao Freshwater Fisheries Technology Center, Kabacan, North Cotabato
  • Kidapawan Sex reverse Tilapia hatchery, Kidapawan City
  • Lake Buluan Tilapia Production Area, Buluan, Maguindanao





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