NORTH COTABATO – The Department of Agriculture (DA) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) conducts training programs for Mallard Duck production to enrich knowledge of the farmer-partners in M’lang, North Cotabato on July 12, 2018.
To increase food production and lessen poverty, members of the Lepaga United Farmer Association (LUFA) and Dalipe Agribusiness Famer Association (DAFA) are trained on the proper handling of Mallard Duck and basic know-how on duck egg production.
The fund amounting to P 1M, which came from the DA Central Office downloaded to the Municipal Local Government Unit of M’lang, included social preparation activities, distribution of interventions, and monitoring.
SAAD Provincial Coordinator Jerry Tingson organized the training with M’lang Area Coordinator, Victor Panogadia, Municipal Agriculturist (MA) Caleb Aaron Fabila, and other SAAD coordinators. Mayor Russel Abonado and Vice Mayor Joselito Piñol are also present.
Agriculturist Technician and Livestock Coordinator Idefonso Saligumba Jr. discussed the basic technique on duck egg production while Lilian Lumbao, DVM, stressed how to deal with common diseases on the duck.
The training would help farmer-partners learn good practices in taking care and proper feeding of ducks to achieve good production.
Contributor: Anisa Allyn M. Saaduddin, SAAD Area Coordinator of North Cotabato
Writer: Jemiema Arro, SAAD PR & Communications Office