Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro– MBCFI provided assistance on the establishment of the Pig Breeding Project for the Nagkakaisang Tau-buid ng Tamisan sa Pangangalaga ng Kalikasan (NTTPK), a people’s organization (PO) in Sitio Tamisan, Poypoy, Calintaan. It was held on February 12, 2018.
A total of six piglets were acquired, four of which are for fattening and two are for breeding purposes. Pigs are confined to avoid inbreeding with wild boars.
A policy on this project was also drafted by MBCFI together with the PO members to avoid conflicts. Born piglets from the breeders will be distributed to the family of each member. Each family will have an equal opportunity to raise their own pigs in the near future. This project will provide additional income to the community while they volunteer for conservation works in Mts. Iglit-Baco National Park.