F/B Pagbabago Livelihood Development Program aims to uplift the economic  status of Filipino fisherfolk through the provision of disaster-resilient fishing  boats and resource-appropriate fishing gears, while at the same time  empowering the fisherfolk and their families to become responsible resource  users. The F/B Pagbabago Livelihood Development Program shall have  following components: (1) LGU partnership; (2) skills training on fabrication  and/or repair of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic or FRP boats; (3) replacement  of worn-out or completely dilapidated wooden fishing boats; (4) deployment  in potential/alternative fishing grounds; and (5) integration of the production  and marketing value chains as well as EAFM. The Program is in line with the  DA-BFAR’s mandate, “To improve fisheries productivity and empower  stakeholders towards food security, global competitiveness and climate  change adaptation.”

For FY 2023, this program targeted to distribute an additional 875 units of motorized banca and 67 units of non-motorized banca nationwide to 1,044 individuals and 23 group beneficiaries.