In line with the agency’s commitment to strengthening the gender mainstreaming of its programs, the Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC) tapped the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) to conduct a Basic Gender and Development (GAD) Orientation and Reports Preparation Training-Workshop for its GAD Focal Point System (GAD FPS) on March 29-31, 2022 in Pasig City.

Representatives from the PCW oriented DA-ACPC’s GAD FPS on Basic GAD concepts, Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF), GAD Plan and Budget and Accomplishment Reports Preparation, Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) Concepts and Elements & Scoring Process for the Design Checklist.

The DA-ACPC’s GAD Strategic Goals include the improved institutional capacity to enhance and sustain gender mainstreaming in the agency, increased access of rural women and men to financial services, and increased participation and access of women in the DA-ACPC’s programs, among others.