NIA Aurora-Nueva Ecija Irrigation Management Office (ANE IMO) forged a collaborative effort with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to implement the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) Program. This joint initiative aimed to address the needs of disadvantaged or displaced workers in the agricultural sector.

The primary goal of the collaboration was to provide sustainable livelihood opportunities for individuals affected by various challenges in the agricultural community. By offering alternatives to farming, the program aimed to support the beneficiaries in securing stable sources of income. The selection process for beneficiaries involved identifying 100 individuals from different Communal and National Irrigation Systems within the province. These individuals were chosen based on specific criteria, ensuring that those most in need of assistance were prioritized.

The program officially commenced on April 17, 2024, marking the beginning of the beneficiaries' participation on various activities aimed at improving their livelihoods. The beneficiaries are scheduled to complete their assigned tasks by April 27, 2024, within a 10-day timeframe.

Through the implementation of the TUPAD Program, NIA ANE IMO and DOLE anticipate several positive outcomes. These include increased economic opportunities for disadvantaged workers, improved productivity in the agricultural sector, and enhanced community development within the province. Throughout the duration of the program, NIA ANE IMO and DOLE will conduct regular monitoring and evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the interventions and identify areas for improvement. This ongoing assessment ensures that the program remains responsive to the needs of the beneficiaries and contributes to sustainable development in the agricultural community.