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LEYTE, June 7, 2021 – The 15 beneficiaries of Sitio Olongline Farmers’ Association (SOFA) from Barangay Tahud, Inopacan, Leyte took part in the peanut and chicken production training of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) from June 2 to 3. SULU, June 9, 2021- Forty-six-year-old farmer Lasah Idan from barangay Tubod, Talipao harvested 2,500 pieces of squash worth Php 125,000 through the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program’s Diversified Farming Project. BUKIDNON, June 14, 2021 – To continue the support to CoViD-19 response in Northern Mindanao, 2,878 free-range chickens (539 males and 2,339 female) worth Php 2.3 million were delivered to the regional research stations of the Department of Agriculture (DA) under the 2020 fund of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program on June 9. QUEZON CITY, June 14, 2021 – The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agriculture Development (SAAD) Program launched a guidebook to strengthen its community-based development approach for the success of its farmers and fisherfolk as well as their livelihood projects. A Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program-assisted group of 45 farmers established a flourishing communal vegetable garden in Mabini, Bohol. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, June 10, 2021 – Lipat-on Integrated Small Fisherfolks’ Association (LISFA) earned its first poultry produce from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) of the Department of Agriculture in Region 6 (DA 6). SIQUIJOR, June 1, 2021- Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agriculture Development (DA-SAAD) Program’s Corn-Peanut Production beneficiaries sold all their fresh and processed products at the Province of Siquijor Electric Cooperative (PROSIELCO) Solidarity Hall, Nonoc in Larena. DAVAO DE ORO, June 4, 2021 – The Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program distributed 240 upgraded native chickens to 28 Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA) farmers of Brgy. San Isidro, Nabunturan. BUKIDNON, May 31, 2021 – Amid heavy rain, the Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) in partnership with the High-Value Crops Development (HVCD) Program delivered free-range chickens and vegetable seeds to the 90 Matigsalug Indigenous People (IP) in Kitaotao. SIQUIJOR, May 26, 2021- Through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program’s FY 2020 Milkfish (Bangus) Culture Project, the Tinago Farmers and Fisherfolk Association sold 1,200 kilograms bangus worth Php 167,000 from successive harvests on May 13, 19, and 26. APAYAO, June 02, 2021 – In the concept of Fundamental Cause Theory of Health Disparities studied by Link and Phelan (1995), socioeconomic status (SES) is defined as an array of resources relevant to money, knowledge, prestige, power, and favorable social connections. ANTIQUE, May 30, 2021 – Bugasong, a third-class municipality in Antique, is now a priority area of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) of the Department of Agriculture (DA). LANAO DEL NORTE, June 5, 2021 – In simultaneous fish harvests in April and May, four fisherfolk cooperatives in Lala, Tubod, Kulambogan, and Baroy earned Php 3,032,480 after selling 22.77 tons of bangus from the FY 2020 Milkfish in Pen Project of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program. BAGUIO CITY, May 28, 2021 – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) conducted pilot validation and monitoring for the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in Apayao, Kalinga, and Mountain Province from May 18 to 28. SIQUIJOR, May 26, 2021– To reduce wastage of fish feeds, several fisherfolk and 18 recipients of the FY 2020 Milkfish (Bangus) Culture in Fish Pens or Cages funded by the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Siquijor were convened for a refresher course on feeding management. SAMAR, May 28, 2021 – Two farmer cooperatives and associations (FCAs) in Pinacbadao, Samar received 1,920 ready-to-lay (RTL) chickens from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 8. SAMAR, May 4, 2021 – The Department of Agriculture (DA) under the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Samar kicked off its Community Needs Assessment and Capability Building Training for 140 identified beneficiaries under FY 2021 in Pinabacdao from April 12 to 17. KALINGA, May 31, 2021 – Balbalan, Kalinga farmers earned Php 405,113 from the 135 hogs produced under the Swine Production Sub-project of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program amid the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak. OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, May 31, 2021 – Iraya-Mangyan beneficiaries received food packs through the Handog-Tulong Pasasalamat para sa mga Magsasakang Katutubo community pantry of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) and the local government unit (LGU). ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, May 28, 2021- The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program provided a Php 1.39 million worth of egg production livelihood to the 30 Indigenous Peoples (IP) of Milidan Kalipi Women’s Association at Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte. ANTIQUE, May 20, 2021 – Four farmers’ associations in San Remigio, Antique received goats from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Western Visayas. MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, May 27, 2021 – Forty-two (42) members of Kanao-kanao Small Farmers Association (KSFA) received a unit of Mobile Corn Mill from SAAD Program FY 2020 at Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental on May 27, 2021. MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, May 26 2021 – Forty-five farmers in Don Victoriano are set to receive from the Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program’s Strawberry Production Project this 3rd quarter to support the existing production in the area. SIQUIJOR, May 28, 2021- Through the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Provincial Agriculture Technology Coordinating Office (PATCO) in Siquijor, 50 farmers gained knowledge on technology and management skills to prepare them for the FY 2020 Chicken Egg Production Project provided by the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Region 7. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, May 10, 2021 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas trained 156 farmers from Toboso, Negros Occidental. SOCCSKSARGEN, May 6, 2021 – To guarantee that every Filipino family will have sufficient food on their table, the two provinces in Region 12 covered by the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program continued their strong partnership with the farmers and fisherfolk groups and the local government units (LGUs).
ACCOMPLISHMENTS (2017 - DECEMBER 31, 2020)

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PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Program Management

The Program Management component comprises activities that are operational and preparatory in nature to ensure efficient and effective program implementation. It also includes monitoring and evaluation to draw relevant inputs to enhance practices and policies.

Social Preparation

The Social Preparation component will encompass a series of training (including needs assessments) in order to ensure readiness and empowerment of the SAAD beneficiaries in accepting and managing the program. It also includes coordinating with partner-agencies and organizations for possible collaboration.

Production and Livelihood Interventions

The Production and Livelihood Interventions component, on the other hand, will entail the livelihood projects to be given based on the assessed needs of the recipients. Interventions given to selected beneficiaries are animals, crops, fisheries production and post-production inputs, tools, machinery, facilities, and equipment to improve their farm and fish production practices and productivity.

Marketing Assistance and Enterprise Development

The Marketing Assistance and Enterprise Development component corresponds to the program’s initiatives to help communities create enterprises by establishing market linkages and providing technical assistance and logistic support.

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