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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. The Philippine Statistics Authority and National Economic Development Authority both attributed the SAAD Program as a contributor to the country's agriculture performance and poverty reduction in the Eastern Visayas Region in 2018. Two farmers in the province testified that they now have stable income after being included as recipients of the Php 11.2 million worth of CoViD-19 mitigation projects funded by the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in 2019. SAAD Region 11 year-end distribution promotes poultry farming among Mansaka IP community and ELCAC covered barangay in New Bataan. Finishing strong this year, SAAD Davao de Oro helps strengthen public-private partnership and completes upgraded goat production project for FY 2020 through its final delivery in the municipality of Laak. Still under rehabilitation, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Masbate rice farmers harvested a combined total of 1,350 bags (59.52 t) palay in the last quarter of 2020 from the Rice Production Package component of the program. 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. 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 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. The Department of Agriculture (DA) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program served 23,534 farmers and fisherfolk during the FY 2020 program implementation in its 30 priority provinces as reported during the National Program Management Office (NPMO) Year-End Assessment on December 14 to 16, 2020. 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. 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. Atat Alih, a 68-year-old farmer from Brgy. Tubod, Talipao, Sulu, is thankful for the income he makes through the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program’s Diversified Farming Project. 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. Department of Agriculture (DA) Assistant Secretary for Agribusiness Kristine Evangelista committed Php 1 million worth of agribusiness assistance and another Php 1 million for the procurement of adlai mills for the Impasugong farmers during the Special Area for Agriculture Development (SAAD) Program’s turnover ceremony of a livelihood project worth Php 4.5 million. The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program delivered inputs for the FY 2020 Rice-Duck Production Project, complemented with a one-day training, to the Rizalina Farmers' Association (33 members) in Rizal, Zamboanga del Norte. 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. Before the year ends, Davao de Oro farmer-beneficiaries of the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program received final components of their Upgraded Goat Program. In the pre-assessment activity of the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) from December 2 to 3, Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program reported 94% or Php 135,588,000 were obligated out of Php 143,951,000 total budget for 2020. However, only 18% or Php 24,518,000 was disbursed as of November 30, 2020. The said data just resulted in 17% utilization rate. 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. Five (5) towns from Misamis Occidental received Php 7.7 million worth of Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program for FY 2020 held at the municipalities of Baliangao and Aloran. 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.
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.

2020 BOOKS 2021

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SAAD 30 PRIORITY PROVINCES

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The agenda of the orientation will focus on the SAAD Communications Strategies and Guidelines book published on January 6. You may access it at http://saad.da.gov.ph/books/saad-communications-strategies-and-guidelines/

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

Myer G. Mula, Ph. D.
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