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BARAS, CATANDUANES, February 10, 2021 – Rehabilitative efforts continue as members of the San Miguel Special Area for Agricultural Development Vegetable Farmer’s Association (SAADVFA) in Brgy. San Miguel, Baras, Catanduanes harvest from their vegetable gardens after SAAD Program’s post-calamity interventions. BUKIDNON, February 15, 2021 – Libona SAAD Fisherfolk Association (LSFA) with 26 members received Php 366,000 worth of mini processing and feed formulation sheds with grinder, pelleter, and utensils from the Special Area for Agricultural Development Program (SAAD) of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) funded in 2020. Amidst the pandemic, the year 2020 strongly contributed to the food security of the 30 poorest of the poor provinces covered by the Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program on the domestic food requirement and among others, through the participation of our beneficiaries (Agriculture and Fishery Sectors) in the Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita and from distinguished local markets. MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, February 12, 2021 – Thirty associations and 855 farmers in 15 municipalities of Bukidnon received Php 10.6 million worth of agricultural livelihood interventions from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program. “For young adults alike, be active and do not give up on agriculture. Even without advanced skills, be determined enough and pursue your aspirations. Seek the assistance of your local agricultural offices and look for opportunities so you can start farming.” The Dampalan Farmers' Association (FA) received 125 bags of unshelled peanuts and 300 bags of organic fertilizer from the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region IX- Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program as part of the FY 2020 Corn and Peanut Production in Zamboanga del Norte. BAYANG, LANAO DEL SUR, February 4, 2020 – A total of 50 farmers in Bayang received 2,400 ready-to-lay (RTL) chicken (48 modules) and 50 cages from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA). AGUSAN DEL SUR, February 4, 2021 – In Agusan del Sur, the Department of Agriculture- Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program invested in building suitable commodities mainly on crops (rice, abaca, and cacao) and poultry production to help address poverty incidence in the province. Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program beneficiaries from 11 farmers’ associations earned Php 51,732 during the “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita, Locally Sourced: A Gardening & Fresh Local Produce Fair” organized by the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 8 on November 27-30, 2020 in Tacloban City. ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, February 3, 2021 – The Department of Agriculture-Region 9 – Regulatory Division oriented the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program beneficiaries of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to further improve their livestock and poultry management. The AWA (Republic Act 8485) orientation aims to provide awareness to the farmers on the proper treatment of the animals – may it be their nutrition, housing, and welfare. SAAD Program Director Dr. Myer G. Mula emphasized the distinction between the general contexts of “poor” versus the “landed-poor” communities (most often the ICCs/IPs) and how miscalculations in development program implementation further widens the social gap, putting the ICCs/IPs in a disadvantaged position. Mandaya indigenous people (IP) community of Brgy. Mangayon, Compostela received components for DA-SAAD Region 11's Native Chicken Production Program right before Christmas in a pandemic. CENTRAL VISAYAS, January 25, 2021 – Thousands of fisherfolk and hundreds of associations from Central Visayas Region (Region 7) benefitted from the livelihood aid of the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program. The Department of Agriculture in Region 8 delivered gilts, feeds, drugs, and biologics worth Php 3,409,940.00 from the Swine Production Project on August 27 to four farmer's associations (FA) in Liloan, Southern Leyte. Each FA is expected to earn around Php 20,000.00 by selling piglets from the livelihood project provided by the Special Area for Agricultural Development Program. Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary for Operations and Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program Steering Committee (PSC) Chairperson USec Ariel T. Cayanan recommended upscaling the SAAD beneficiaries to promote livelihood sustainability. The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Mountain Province eyed the Channeg Farmer’s Association (CFA) as one of the leading egg distributors as it is the first farmers’ organization engaged in the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Table Egg Production Project. Most egg distributors in the province are from private entities. SULU, January 22, 2021- Four Tausug farmers’ associations of the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program from Sulu expect additional income from their banana plantation in the 1st quarter as the crop reached 65- 85% survival rate. The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) will implement Php 203 million worth of rice-related, high-value crops, livestock, and poultry livelihood projects in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) for FY 2021. The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program Region 11 appropriated Php 43 million for agricultural livelihood projects in Davao de Oro, biggest allocation since its pilot year. Bukidnon locals may expect growth in cattle industry as the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported 59 births and 48 pregnancies from the 350 cattle dispersed by the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in 2018 under the Cattle Production Project. As the DA-SAAD Program in Caraga enters its enterprise management phase this year, sustained visits and monitoring in the provinces of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur are required to strengthen its link to its stakeholders. With this, Regional Executive Director (RED) Abel James I. Monteagudo visited the farmers in Bislig City to kick off another year of implementation. The Department of Agriculture (DA) Special Area for Agricultural Development Program in Region 9 is ready to serve the targeted farmers groups in Sulu and Zamboanga del Norte with a total budget of Php 113,111,000 (based on the GAA). An Php 8.1 million worth of Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project under the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program for FY 2018 was delivered to 300 Meranaw farmers in Lanao del Sur. The SAAD Region 12 distributed 1,300 mallard ducks to 170 Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat farmers as a support to Department of Agriculture's Plant, Plant, Plant Program (Agri-4Ps) The Special Area for Agriculture Development (SAAD) Program in Sulu made access to food easier for the 27 members of the Batu-batu Farmers’ Association (BBFA) as 17 of them received inputs from the Cassava-Corn-Peanut Project and 10 received the Rice Production Project. The BFFA members are expecting to harvest 800 sacks of rice (50kg/sack) from their 10 hectares (ha) area in April 2021. In 2019, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO-UN) published a policy and programmatic review which seeks greater coherence between social protection and agriculture in the Philippines. In the article are the corresponding SAAD initiatives following FAO’s recommendations.
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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FY 2022 Special Area For Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program National Planning and Budget Workshop
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This workshop aims to present, review and finalize the FY 2022 Plan and Budget Proposal for the SAAD Regional Program Management Support Offices (RPMSO) and SAAD National Program Management Office (NPMO).

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FY 2022 Special Area For Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program National Planning and Budget Workshop
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This workshop aims to present, review and finalize the FY 2022 Plan and Budget Proposal for the SAAD Regional Program Management Support Offices (RPMSO) and SAAD National Program Management Office (NPMO).

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FY 2022 Special Area For Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program National Planning and Budget Workshop
All Day

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This workshop aims to present, review and finalize the FY 2022 Plan and Budget Proposal for the SAAD Regional Program Management Support Offices (RPMSO) and SAAD National Program Management Office (NPMO).

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FY 2022 Special Area For Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program National Planning and Budget Workshop
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This workshop aims to present, review and finalize the FY 2022 Plan and Budget Proposal for the SAAD Regional Program Management Support Offices (RPMSO) and SAAD National Program Management Office (NPMO).

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Secretary, Department of Agriculture

Myer G. Mula, Ph. D.
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