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APAYAO, June 24, 2021 – Fifty-one-year-old Maxima Camayang established her fishery and piggery business after earning from the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program’s vegetable production project. OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, July 16, 2021 – Twenty-three Ratagnon-Mangyan cassava producers of Magsaysay, Occidental Mindoro received a Php 220,000-worth of cassava granulator from the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program on July 9. ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, July 15, 2021 – The Department of Agriculture Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program in Region 9 delivered 30 heifers worth Php 1,339,260 to the SAAD Katipunan Farmers Association (FA) in Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte (ZDN). NORTHERN MINDANAO, July 15, 2021 – As the agriculture sector plays vital part in the nation’s recovery from the effects of the CoViD-19 pandemic, the Special for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Northern Mindanao rolled out Php 5.1 million of interventions to establish free-range chicken multiplier farms in 17 towns in Region 10. CATANDUANES, July 14, 2021 – Catanduanes farmers harvested 82.35 metric tons (mt) of rice in their first cropping season of the year after months of agricultural rehabilitation through the assistance of the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program. KALINGA, July 14, 2021 – In line with the multi-sectoral development approach, Kalinga provincial government leaders renewed support for the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program during the SAAD Kalinga midyear assessment. KALINGA, July 9, 2021 – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) capacitated fisherfolk, farmers, and youth group beneficiaries of the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program through a three-day training on entrepreneurial workshop and values restoration. QUEZON CITY, July 14, 2020 – The Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster (HDPRC) recognized the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) during the first leg of Pamana ng Pagbabago 2021: Pre-State of the Nation (SONA) Forum today at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila. LANAO DEL NORTE, July 12, 2021 – The Pandanan Fisherfolk Association from Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte earned Php 162,000 from selling 2,103 kilograms (kg) tilapia on July 7 under the Tilapia Culture in Freshwater Fish Cage Project. OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, July 7, 2021 – Over 200 Buhid Mangyan Indigenous People (IP) from four farmers’ associations were granted machinery by the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program to increase farm efficiency. SARANGANI, July 7, 2021 – The Alabel Deputized Fish Warden Association (ADFWA) earned Php 28,211 in less than two months from the FY 2019 Capture Fishing Project of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program KALINGA, July 04, 2021 – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Kalinga completed its social preparation activities for 14 expansion barangays for 2021 covering a total of 1,189 additional beneficiaries. SAAD Kalinga will implement projects on fruit trees and high-value crops, poultry, and livestock projects for the new beneficiaries. ABRA DE ILOG, July 04, 2021 – Two swine raisers associations from Abra de Ilog learned pork tocino and longganisa processing from the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in partnership with the Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO). BUTUAN CITY, June 30, 2021- The Department of Agriculture – Caraga Region’s (DA-Caraga) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program is undergoing its enterprise management phase in 2021, after establishing crop and animal production projects in 2019 and 2020. 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). ANTIQUE, July 2, 2021 – Elmer Roquero, a beneficiary of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of. Agriculture (DA) in Barangay Tigmamale, Valderrama in Antique earned Php 10,525 from organic vegetable production. DAVAO DE ORO, July 6, 2021 – Fourteen (14) farmers’ associations (FAs) with 1,389 members from 9 municipalities of Davao de Oro each received 240 upgraded chickens from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Region 11’s upgraded native chicken production project on July 5. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Region 7 (BFAR 7) earmarked over Php 11 million worth of fishery livelihood projects in 2021 for the existing beneficiaries of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Bohol. DA-SAAD supports livestock raisers through sheep production, now shows promising status in Luna, Apayao. High-Value Crops (HVC) farmers in Catanduanes spearhead multiple community-wide initiatives towards food security in the province. At the age of three, Edwin lost both of his parents so his aunt Estrella took care of him. When he turned five, his life was changed forever. He made sure that he helped his aunt with the farm work because it was their only source of livelihood. Through SAAD's Corn and Vegetable Production Project, he earned Php 60,253 which he used for his children’s education and payment of his motorcycle monthly installment. The Department of Agriculture- Special Area for Agricultural Development Program in Region 7 held its FY 2021 Mid-Year Assessment on June 28, 2021 at Cebu Parklane International Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City. To increase vegetable production in Piñan, Zamboanga del Norte, the Teresita Farmers Association will establish a communal vegetable farm in their 1 hectare land through the FY 2021 Vegetable Production Project of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program. The Paluenos Chicken Laying Farmers Association (PaCLayFA) prepares for another wave of Ready-to-Lay (RTL) Chicken Production from the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program by investing materials for housing expansion. CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 25, 2021 – The 52nd Engineer Brigade, Philippine Army (PA) received 50 free-range chickens from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Northern Mindanao. APAYAO, June 25, 2021 – Vegetable Production Project beneficiary, Anne Sacro, having built her own house through farming, inspires Iyapayao farmers to persevere and stay determined while cultivating state-sponsored agricultural projects.
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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