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Alternative livelihood programs are of great significance to many Filipinos in times of crisis. In Region 5, oyster aqua-culturist beneficiaries received intervention on Oyster Culture Bamboo Raft Method Project from BFAR-SAAD Program. Nenita Dalayan leads the Balete Chicken Growers’ Association (BACGA), a farmers’ group engaging in the Chicken Production Project funded through the Department of Agriculture’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Caraga. Paniran Farmers Association and Malayal SAAD Farmers Association received a total of Php 1,918,800.00 worth of farm inputs under the FY 2019 Layer Chicken Egg Production Project from the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Zamboanga del Norte. Some 100 individual farmers in Nunungan received an egg machine, chicken cage, and 6 bags of grower and layer feeds as part of the Php 7.4 million Ready-To-Lay (RTL) Chicken Project of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Northern Mindanao. Cagaluan Agriculturist Association (CAA) of Barangay Cagaluan, Pasil received 80 poultry feeders, 80 poultry drinkers, and 40 wire mesh in support of the Poultry Production Project in the area. The said project is a sub-component of the Integrated Banana, Calamansi, Pineapple, Ginger, Poultry, and Swine Production Project worth Php 1,310,371.00 funded by the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program for FY 2020. One hundred twenty-six (126) goats composed of 84 does and 42 bucks were distributed to 21 farmers in the municipality of Calanasan under the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Goat Production Project of FY 2020 amounting to Php 2,106,300.00. To support the restoration of the Japanese loach production in Mountain Province, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program provided Php 603,054.00 worth of aquaculture projects to Mountain Province under FY 2020. The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Region 12, together with the 72nd Infantry Battalion and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Pres. Roxas, handed out agricultural interventions to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) - priority barangays in the town. The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Region 4B continues to prioritize marginalized farmers who are faced at the forefront of economic depression due to the global pandemic. The third quarter is a relatively risky season for capture fishing, hence, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – Special Area for Agricultural Development (BFAR-SAAD) Program Region 4B intensifies backyard pond operations through distribution of tilapia pond culture inputs to SAAD fisher-beneficiaries in Magsaysay, Occidental Mindoro. Three-hundred native chickens were distributed to five farmers’ associations (FAs) by the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program. Mr. Raul Banjawan is one of the farmer-beneficiaries of the Enhanced Poultry Production Project of the Department of Agriculture Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA- SAAD) Program Region 8 in Northern Samar. He now earns an extra income of Php 530.00 a month from the 160 to 175 chicken eggs he sells at Php 6.00 per piece. Agri-inputs and farm tools such as wheelbarrow, shovel, bolo knife, and some assorted vegetable seeds were given by the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Region 9 to five farmers' associations in Zamboanga del Norte. Three hundred sixty (360) native chickens, with a total worth of Php 244,800.00 were distributed to 6 farmers’ associations (FA), who are beneficiaries of the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) in the municipality of San Remigio. One hundred five (105) sheep, composed of 100 ewes and 5 rams, and 50 rolls of galvanized wire were partially provided to Midstream Livelihood Farmers Association (15 members), Upstream Livelihood Farmers Association (26 members), and Marag Valley Livelihood Farmers Association (9 members). This is part of the Sheep Production Project of Apayao amounting to Php 2,134,500 under the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program fund for FY 2020. Seventy (70) members of the Asibanglan Farm Development Organization (AFDO) received 70 rolls of poultry wire mesh, 28 bags of grower feeds, and 140 bags of complete fertilizer which is part of the Integrated Fruit Trees and Poultry Production Project in Asingbalan, Pinukpuk amounting to Php 3,521,600 under the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) fund for FY 2020. Despite the COVID-2019 pandemic, the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Region 12 distributed agricultural livelihood interventions for FY 2020 to beneficiaries of Sarangani and Cotabato provinces. A total of 100 farmers from Banisilan will implement the Integrated Upland Rice Production and Vegetable Production project worth Php 1,226,400 from the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development 2020 budget. Mr. Bernabe Balos is a beneficiary of the FY 2018 Integrated Farming Project of Special Area for Agricultural Development Program Region 9 in the province of Zamboanga del Norte. Two farmers’ association–beneficiaries of the Rice Production Enhancement Project of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agriculture Development Program Region 8 received agricultural equipment from the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency Manila in a turnover ceremony held at the BACO Center, Balangkayan, Eastern Samar. Php 8.2 M worth of assistance has been turned-over for partial fulfillment of the Livestock Production Project from the SAAD FY 2020, aiding 273 farmer-beneficiaries in three provinces namely: Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon. DA-SAAD Region 4B turned-over a total of Php 1,196,875.00 worth of farm inputs and poultry interventions for 175 farmer beneficiaries in Occidental Mindoro. Thirty-seven (37) carabaos worth Php 1,110,750.00 were awarded to 37 farmer-beneficiaries from Barangay Guina-ang and Dalican in Bontoc for the Carabao Production Project of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program for FY 2020. In support to the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Plant Plant Plant Program, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of DA-10 will distribute Php 5.6 million worth of basic farm inputs as CoViD-19 assistance to SAAD-implementing local government units (LGUs) in the provinces of Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, and Misamis Occidental. Tausug farmers in Jolo received 300 bags of organic fertilizers for the Cassava-Corn-Peanut Farming Project and 60 sets of fabricated cages for the Egg Production Project from the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD). Special thanks to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR-Sulu) for the assistance in the delivery of the interventions.
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.

113,618 2,674 Php4.5B 2,493 847 Individuals Associations Budget Livelihood Projects Social Preparation Activities Specialized Training Programs Enterprises 2017 - MID 2020 1,594
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SAAD IN ACTION
SAAD REGIONS AND 30 PROVINCES COVERED

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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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