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Secretary William Dar of the Department of Agriculture (DA) led the turnover of Php 10.4 million worth of livelihood projects to the eight local government units (LGUs) of Lanao Del Norte through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program. Twelve farmers’ associations with 938 members from the province will benefit from the livelihood projects. Assistance Secretary (ASec) Jonji Gonzales from Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas recognized the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program for addressing food security and poverty in Negros Occidental. The Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 9 trained 60 members of the Nacibac Mountainside Farmers Association (FA) to successfully manage Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) projects on coffee production and native chicken raising. BFAR-SAAD Region 11 fisherfolk concluded the last quarter with abundant fish harvest from Marine Fish Cage Project. Eight farmers’ associations of the Special Area for Agricultural Development Program will sell locally-sourced fresh farm products at the Department of Agriculture’s Kadiwa Fair in Region 8. The products are available at Level 2, Exhibit Area in Robinson’s North Tacloban in Tacloban City starting Friday (November 27) until Monday (November 30) during mall hours. The House Committee on Rural Development will submit a resolution to extend the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program’s implementation during its online meeting. Members of the committee have unanimously endorsed the extension of the program beyond 2022. In a three-day virtual and face-to-face workshop, the SAAD Program is developing its social preparation guidebook to assist in the transition of farmers and fisherfolk from an individual, to an organization, and toward an agricultural enterprise From a farm laborer to an agripreneur, Rosalyn Vea of Pudtol, Apayao shares her journey of producing and selling quail eggs. SAAD Mountain Province turned over 2,060 Hubbard brown chickens and 208 bags of feeds worth Php 919,300 to 155 farmers to ensure food sufficiency amid the CoViD-19 pandemic. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource (BFAR) – Region 13 turned over Php 213,880 worth of tilapia culture livelihood project to aid eight fishers in their aquaculture operations through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program. Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 8 opened the sealed bids for the Special Area for Agriculture Development (SAAD) Program’s procurement of animals and feeds for distribution to 87 farmer-groups across Eastern Visayas. The activity is part of early procurement and post-qualification processes which ensures timely contract implementation and efficient delivery of services for the year 2021. Acuris-PaRR reporter James Konstantin Galves trained 20 writers of the Department of Agriculture to effectively write press releases. 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. This is the story of 62-year-old Hatta Jumlani from Barangay Liban, Talipao, Sulu, who received assistance in cassava farming from the Department of Agriculture (DA) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program. Mr. Jumlani sold 475 blocks of cassava worth Php 38,000.00 from his first harvest. The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 13 provided info kits on crops, livestock and poultry production, and financial literacy—all written in the vernacular language—to farmers' associations (FA) in Surigao del Sur. All 34 FAs (1,016 members) partnering with the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Caraga will receive copies of the materials to address their information needs. The Department of Agriculture (DA) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Region 9 has fully delivered Php 16,462,070.00 worth of interventions to aid the egg production of 29 farmers’ associations (FA) in Zamboanga del Norte. The Malekkeg, Emiliana, San Carlos, San Antonio (MESS) Farmer’s Association with 42 members in Sta. Marcela earned around Php 1,634,620.00 during the five rice cropping seasons (2018 to 2020) using the rice combine harvester provided by the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program funded under FY 2016. Occ Min farmers and fisherfolks suffered considerable loss of harvest and potential income after typhoon Quinta (international name “Molave”) destroyed various agricultural interventions provided by the DA-SAAD. The marginalized farming communities are counted in the DA's intensive farm mechanization campaign, prioritizing the increase of agricultural production. Agricultural mechanization is expected to aid farm and food production efficiency, increase food accessibility and affordability. Various fishery livelihood projects worth Php 925,000.00 were distributed to Mountain Province in a turnover led by CAR Regional Director Lilibeth L. Signey of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and Provincial Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan Jr. 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. More than 200 rice and vegetable farmer-beneficiaries of the DA SAAD in MiMaRoPa have been granted with agricultural machines and planting materials to increase agricultural productivity and efficiency in the province. Fourteen (14) San Andres fisherfolk-beneficiaries have been granted livelihood support from BFAR-SAAD Catanduanes. Fourteen (14) new barangays in Kalinga were added to the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program’s implementation in three covered municipalities – Pinukpuk, Balbalan, and Lubuagan. The local government units (LGUs) actively participated in the social preparation activities conducted by the program from October 7 to 16, 2020. Seventy (70) individual farmer-beneficiaries from Barangay Poblacion and Barangay Pendulonan in Poona Piagapo received vegetable gardening materials worth Php 2.1 million under the Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program for FY 2019.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS (2017 - MID 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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SAAD IN ACTION
SAAD 30 PRIORITY PROVINCES

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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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