Putting knowledge into practice, a story of empowerment thru CD-CAAM project

Knowledge” is not really a “power” as most people thought. It’s just a “potential power”. True enough, because knowledge without action is nothing. It must be put first into practice.

Samsudin Abdullah, beneficiary for livestock sector, of Community Development in Conflict Affected Areas in Mindanao (CD-CAAM) project in Brgy. Kirkir, Municipality of Sultan Mastura, Province of Maguindanao clearly understood it.

He immediately started building (13ft x 26ft) goat house at his own cost after their training/educational tour on livestock specifically in goat raising facilitated by University of Southern Mindanao (USM), Kabacan, North Cotabato in September 2015.

The activity was the 1st training for the beneficiaries of CD-CAAM Extension Phase for livestock sector in Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao and Matungao, Lanao del Norte. Therein, they learned the appropriate technology in raising goats.

As a 10-year goat raiser, currently having 45 goat heads, he was very inspired by the successes of the farms they visited during the said training.

I learned a lot including the significance of having a proper goat house, that’s why I instantly started building mine.” Abdullah said.


He is looking forward to augment his income from raising goats through earned knowledge and skills from the training.

That’s exactly what CD-CAAM Project wanted to happened among others. The beneficiaries will replicate for themselves what they have learned from the project and eventually be able to train  others.

CD-CAAM project is implemented by the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and in partnership with ICNet Limited as service provider.

(BDA CommGroup/Amiruddin Gani)


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