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BREAKING BARRIERS, SOWING SUCCESS: STORIES OF WOMEN PLANTERS IN TARANUMAN PROJECT
  • Joemar Orpano,
  • Joemar V Orpano,
  • Aileen B Sarte
Joemar Orpano

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Joemar V Orpano
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Bicol University Daraga
Aileen B Sarte
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Bicol University Daraga

Abstract

This study focused on the stories of women planters in the implementation of Taranuman Project in the Third District of Albay. Particularly, this explores and documents the experiences, challenges, and successes of women planters involved. By understanding their stories, this undertaking shed light on the motivations and aspirations of women planters, the barriers they have experienced, and their strategies to achieve success. The researchers used descriptive-qualitative research and made use of indepth interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs). From the collection of the respondents' narratives, three (3) recurring themes emerged on the motivation and aspirations of women planters in Taranuman Project; Taranuman para sa Pagkasararo (Social cohesion, belonging and unity), Taranuman para sa Pangkabuhayan (Economic empowerment), and Taranuman para sa Karapatang Pampulitika (Political rights, engagement and participation). This study also revealed major challenges in its implementation including infertility of the soil, the distant location of the lands to be cultivated for the project, and the insufficiency in the supply of tools and equipment. However, despite the emerging problems, strategies to counter the difficulties were also formulated. Even so, the researchers strongly recommend that implementers should expand the Taranuman Project in all of the district's municipalities, enhance women planters' financial and communication skills through training, maintain close partnerships with agencies for project support, encourage beneficiary communication, and develop comprehensive strategies to overcome ongoing challenges and ease beneficiaries' burdens.
18 Mar 2024Submitted to Advance
27 Mar 2024Published in Advance