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SAN SEBASTIAN, SAMAR, May 5, 2021 – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program in Region 8 equipped the members of the San Sebastian Swine Raisers Association (SSSRA) in San Sebastian by conducting social preparation activities and training. DAVAO ORIENTAL, April 30, 2021 – Area coordinators of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) in Region 11 received training on extension delivery services to strengthen their fundamental skills in delivering interventions to beneficiaries. BUKIDNON, April 30, 2021 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Region 10 turned over three units of Multi-Crops Drying Pavement (MCDP) with Shed under 2018 fund to three municipalities in Bukidnon. MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, May 4, 2021 – As the program comes to a few steps closer to being granted an extension, the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program conducted a social mobilization training and leveling-off through a two-day training from April 15 to 16 at Teng-ab Pastoral Complex, Bontoc for 25 SAAD staff. 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. BOHOL, April 29, 2021 – Twenty-eight fishers of Maribojoc Coastal Barangay Law Enforcers earned Php 117,000 from bangus harvest through the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development Program’s (DA-SAAD) project. WESTERN SAMAR, April 18, 2021 – Poultry and livestock livelihood interventions from the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) continue to uplift the lives of 40 members of a farmers’ association in Hinabangan, Samar. CABANGLASAN, BUKIDNON, April 23, 2021 – Cabanglasan Farmer’s Small Water Irrigation System Association Inc., (CASWIMBA) harvested 762 kilograms (kg) of tilapia sold at Php 100/kg, giving the group an income of Php 76,200. MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, April 27, 2021 – The Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program distributed 366,000 tilapia fingerlings and 70,400 hito fingerlings to 946 fisherfolk in the municipalities of Barlig, Bauko, Besao, Bontoc, Natonin, Paracelis, Sadanga, and Sagada. OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, April 23, 2021 – Completing the series of project monitoring activities in Occidental Mindoro, the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program team’s last stop are the associations in Calawag, Magsaysay. SANTA CRUZ, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, April 23, 2021 – Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program Director Myer G. Mula sat down with Santa Cruz fishers to discuss ways on expanding their aquatic production. PALUAN, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, April 22, 2021 – The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program converged to shape Paluan beneficiaries to become successful agripreneurs. ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, April 21, 2021- The Litolet Consumers Cooperative (LICONCO) earned Php 26,560 by selling 124 trays of eggs produced from the Layer Chicken Raising Project of the Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program from April 17 to 20. OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, April 22, 2021 – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Director Myer G. Mula of the Department of Agriculture (DA) visited Barangay Balao, Abra de Ilog as soon as community restrictions eased to monitor livelihood projects. OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, April 16, 2021 – Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program’s community-based poultry project in Magsaysay flourishes, providing steady income for the Poultry Calawag Association. KALINGA, April 6, 2021 – The Bawak Darulog Allubaggan Pagugo Farmers Organization (BDAP FO) of Tanudan, Kalinga receives a startup livelihood enterprise through the establishment of Free-range Chicken Multiplier Farm Project on April 6, 2021. The project worth Php 550,000 is funded by the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program under the FY 2020. SURIGAO DEL SUR, April 16, 2021 – Nagkahiusang Mananagat sa Gata (United Fishers of Gata) with 19 members in San Agustin, Surigao del Sur harvested Php 140,831.25 worth of milkfish from the FY 2020 Bangus Culture in Pen Project under the Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program’s fishery sector. ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, April 21, 2021- Forty-three members of the Dionum Achievers’ Farmers Association (FA) received Php 217,200 worth of inputs under the FY 2021 Corn Production Project of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program. AGUSAN DEL SUR, April 15, 2021 – Bayugan City Mayor Kirk A. Asis led the stocking of tilapia fingerlings in the ponds of the Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program beneficiaries Jejobel E. Juntilla and Metodio C. Jamero from Barangays Noli and San Isidro to support the aquaculture industry “We’re so happy and blessed because of SAAD’s support in our community”, Josefa “Ippang” Arman Sali said as she proudly showed her new goat which she bought through her earnings from the 2019 Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program’s Banana Demo Farming project. LEYTE– The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Region 8 actively participated in the Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita: A Gardening & Fresh Local Produce Fair by Women at the Exhibit Area, 2/F Robinsons North Tacloban, Tacloban City. The fair ran from March 18 to 21. QUEZON CITY, April 8, 2021- DXGP 89.7 Agusan Radio featured the fishery sector of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program in Kalambuan sa Pangisdaan’s (Development in Fisheries) first episode. KALINGA, March 26, 2021 – Three Ypangol subtribe farmers’ associations in Tanudan received 263 native goats (239 does, 24 bucks) worth Php 1,052,000 from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD). Each member of the Bawak Darulog Allubaggan Pagugo (112) got a doe and 12 bucks, while the Pangol Farmers Improvement Organization (64) and Mabaca Bumaruan Farmers Association (63) – received a doe and 6 bucks. “Dako kaayo ang tabang nga nahatag sa SAAD sa among organisayon, sa among matag pamilya, ug sa matag adlaw nga panginabuhi,” said Gultiano Gonzalo who now leads the Badiang Fishermen’s Association (BFA). MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, March 25, 2021– The Department of Agriculture’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) turned over agricultural support worth Php 2.3 million for 75 farmers in Sitio Caotit, Guenzadan Central, Bauko. Kibaguio is a special barangay under barangay Langtud in Laak, Davao de Oro which belongs to the Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA).
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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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Republic of the Philippines

William D. Dar, Ph. D.
Secretary, Department of Agriculture

Myer G. Mula, Ph. D.
Program Director

                  

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