Alternative Development is among the multi-pronged drug control strategies being undertaken by the DDB, through which prevention, reduction and elimination of illicit cultivation of marijuana plants are achieved by specifically designed rural development measures that are aimed at providing lawful, economically viable and sustainable means of income as well as an improved livelihood of people in known marijuana cultivation areas, specifically targeting those involved in the illicit activities.

Picture 067The objectives of supporting alternative development projects include (a) the improvement of communities’ living conditions, (b) decrease in the supply of marijuana, (c) lessening marijuana abuse, (d) improving peace and order situation, and (e) promoting harmonious relations within communities.

Alternative Development Projects that are implemented in a chosen place encompass a broader concept of rural development aimed in improving the overall quality of life of the target population by addressing not only income but also education, health/safety, infrastructure and social services.


  1. Establishment of a 15 hectare vegetable production and 16 hectare fruit orchards and mulberry plantation
    Santol, La Union P 2,685, 394.50

  2. Agro Forest, coffee (Arabica), citrus and temperate Vegetable production
    Tinglayan, Kalinga P 2,030,000.00
  1. Vegetable Production, Fruit Orchards & Mulberry Production
    Santol, La Union P 2,685,394.00
    Santol Integrated Agricultural Production Package (SIA-PAY)

  2. Agro Forestry
    Tinglayan, Kalinga P 2,030,000.00

  3. Abaca and Rain Forestation Farming Project
    Balambam, Cebu P 2,000,000.00
  1. 1. Sericulture Project (Silk Production)
    Kapangan, Benguet (pilot area) P3,500,000.00
    Kibungan, Benguet (expansion) P1,500,000.00
    Bakun, Benguet (expansion) P1,500,000.00
kapangan silk