Promotion of Sustainable Communities across the Philippines through Silk Production
|Name of Director||Mr. Watanabe Shigemi|
|Project Description and Activities||Initially started to improve the economic condition of the local farmers of Negros Islands who are dependent on the declining sugar industry. The project is designed to create a source of livelihood among the locals living in mountainous areas through the cocoon production and secure a stable source of income for the women in rural areas through weaving and manual extraction of spun silk from silk waste.
|Counterpart Agency||Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, The Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)|